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Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 174–175 | Cite as

Clinical observation of warm acupuncture at Biguan (ST 31) in treating post-apoplectic restless legs syndrome

  • Dai Xiao-yu
  • Li Yan
  • Song Qiu-zhen
  • Han Bao-jie
Clinical Study

Abstract

Objective: To investigate the efficacy of warm acupuncture at Biguan (ST 31) in treating post-apoplectic restless legs syndrome.Methods: Fifty patients were randomly divided into treatment and control groups by a waiting control method in order of hospitalization. The treatment group received deep acupuncture at point Biguan (ST 31) plus moxibustion and the control group took L-dopa orally. The curative effects were compared after 28 days' treatment.Results: The total efficacy rate was 76.00% in the treatment group and 26.00% in the control group. There was a significant difference.Conclusion: Warm acupuncture at Biguan (ST 31) is effective in treating post-apoplectic restless legs syndrome.

Key Words

Apoplexy Restless legs syndrome Point Biguan(ST 31) Warming acupuncture 

CLC number

R246 

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© Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dai Xiao-yu
    • 1
  • Li Yan
    • 1
  • Song Qiu-zhen
    • 1
  • Han Bao-jie
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AcupunctureFirst Hospital Affiliated to Tianjin College of Traditional Chinese MedicineTianjinP. R. China

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