By Zhou XP; Liu JX.
Metrological analysis for efficacy of acupuncture on Angina Perctoris].
Chung-Kuo Chung Hsi i Chieh Ho Tsa Chih, 1993 Apr, 13(4):212-4,
Pub type: Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial.
Abstract: Acupuncture (Acupoints: Neiguan P6, Shenmen H7, Shaohai H3 or
auriculo-points: Heart, Shenmen) was administrated once or 7 times in a
week on 40 patients with stable type of angina pectoris. The effect was
assessed quantitatively or semi-quantitatively according to the extent,
area, frequency, duration of attack, the time of attack during exercise,
and the vanishing of suffering after exercise. Just after one performance
of acupuncture, 15 patients' angina pectoris were significantly alleviated
(P < 0.001) both in degree and area. After 7 times of acupuncture 10
patients' angina pectoris were not only significantly alleviated both in
extent and area, but also in frequency and duration of attack. 15 patients
were randomized to an acupuncture, non-acupuncture or acupuncture at
non-acupoints (ANA) in a single blind design. The time from the beginning
of exercise to the anginal attack in active acupuncture group was longer
than that in non-acupuncture or ANA group (P < 0.01), but they were similar
(P > 0.05) in both non-acupuncture group and ANA group. The time from the
end of exercise to the disappearance of angina pectoris in acupuncture
group was shorter than that in the other two groups (P < 0.05).