By Yuan CX; Xing JH; Yan CY
[360 observations were made on 120 cases of soft tissue injury divided into
From: J Tradit Chin Med, 9: 1, 1989 Mar, 40-4
Among the 100 patients in the acupuncture treatment
group, 300 observations were made; among the 20 controls there were 60
observations. The effective rate in the acupuncture treatment group was
85.00%; in the control group it was 41.67%, a very significant
difference (P less than 0.01).
Relationship between therapeutic
course and effect.
The effective rate for the first course was 74.00%;
it was 90.50% when more than two courses were given, a very significant
difference (P less than 0.01) indicating the marked effect of
Based on the therapeutic theory of TCM
syndrome differentiation and reinforcement method in the asthenia
state, and reducing method in asthenia state, different manipulations
were used for asthenia-heat and asthenia-cold types with good clinical
results. There was no significant difference (P greater than 0.05)
between the effective rate in these two types, pointing up the
significance of the TCM syndrome differentiation theory in clinical
There was very significant difference (P less than
0.01) in the degree of pressed pain on the patient's tender spot before
and after acupuncture treatment, also (P less than 0.01 and P less than
0.001 respectively) in the EMG amplitude on the affected side of the
lumbar area before and after acupuncture treatment during light and
heavy force in extension action of back muscles.
on soft tissue disease based on TCM syndrome differentiation theory is
thus shown to be effective.