Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

, Volume 11, Issue 6, pp 371–374

Clinical study on electroacupuncture for cervical intervertebral disc herniation

Authors

    • No.6 People’s Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Jun-feng Zhang
    • No.6 People’s Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Yi-jun Sun
    • No.6 People’s Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Cheng-fei Huang
    • No.6 People’s Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Ping Shao
    • Shanghai Municipal Hospital ofTraditional Chinese Medicine
  • Gui-zhen Liu
    • Putuo District Center Hospital
Clinical Study

DOI: 10.1007/s11726-013-0729-7

Cite this article as:
Wu, Y., Zhang, J., Sun, Y. et al. J. Acupunct. Tuina. Sci. (2013) 11: 371. doi:10.1007/s11726-013-0729-7

Abstract

Objective

To compare the therapeutic efficacies between electroacupuncture (EA) and medication for cervical intervertebral disc herniation (CIDH).

Methods

Totally 420 patients with CIDH were randomized into two groups by random number table. 210 patients in the EA group were intervened by EA at Dazhui (GV 14), Dazhu (BL 11), and Houxi (SI 3); 210 patients in the medication group were treated by oral administration of Meloxicam tablets.

Results

The average ranks of both short and long term efficacies in the EA group were significantly lower than that in the medication group (both P<0.01); there were significant differences in comparing the total effective rates of both short and long terms between the two groups (both P<0.01). It shows that EA group has better therapeutic efficacy than the medication group.

Conclusion

EA is better than medication in comparing both short-term and long-term therapeutic efficacies in treating CIDH.

Key Words

Intervertebral Disc Displacement Neck Pain Acupuncture Therapy Electroacupuncture

CLC Number

R246.2

Copyright information

© Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013