Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 20–22 | Cite as

Clinical observation on acupuncture treatment of functional dyspepsia

  • Zhou Yuan
  • Zheng Jia-gang
Forums: Chronic Gastritis


Purpose: To observe the clinical efficacy on acupuncture treatment of functional dyspepsia. Methods: Major points including Zusanli (ST 36) were selected on the basis of meridian theory to treat functional dyspepsia with even reinforcing-reducing manipulations and electric stimulation. While commonly-used western medication domperidone was used in a control group. Results and conclusions: The total effective rate and the markedly effective rate were 93.8% and 63.3% respectively in the acupuncture group and 82.2% and 43.1% respectively in the medication group. The curative effect on nonspecific functional dyspepsia was better in the acupuncture group than in the medication group (P<0.05). Both treatments had marked effects on the dyskinetic type without a significant difference (P<0.05).

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Dyspepsia Acupuncture Therapy Medication Electroacupuncture 

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© Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian and Springer 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhou Yuan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zheng Jia-gang
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.TCM DepartmentShanghai No 5 People's Hospital Affiliated to Fudan UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Longhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of TCMShanghaiChina

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