Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

, Volume 16, Issue 6, pp 402–407 | Cite as

Clinical observation on tuina plus foot bath with Chinese medicine for diabetic foot in early stage

  • Cheng-hua Xu (许成华)
  • Yun Wu (吴云)
  • Nian-tang Yu (俞年塘)Email author
  • Jing Lu (鲁静)
Clinical Study



To observe the clinical effect of tuina plus foot bath with Chinese medicine for patients with diabetic foot (DF) in early stage.


A total of 70 patients with early-stage DF were randomly allocated by the random number table into two groups, with 35 cases in each group. Patients in the control group received conventional medication, while patients in the observation group received tuina plus foot bath with Chinese medicine on the basis of conventional medication. The clinical efficacy was compared after 2 courses of treatment.


After treatment, intra-group comparisons of ankle-brachial index (ABI) showed statistical significance in both groups (both P<0.05). The curative rate was 83.3% in the observation group, with the total effective rate of 96.7%, versus 29.4% and 76.5% in the control group, respectively, and the between-group comparisons showed statistical significance (both P<0.05), indicating a better effect in the observation group.


Tuina plus foot bath with Chinese medicine has a good therapeutic effect for DF patients in early stage.


Tuina Massage Diabetes Mellitus Diabetes Complications Diabetic Foot Traditional Chinese Drugs Steaming Washing Therapy 






将70例早期DF患者按随机数字表法随机分为两组, 每组35例。对照组采用常规药物治疗; 治疗组在对照组治疗基础上加用推拿和中药泡足治疗。治疗2个疗程后观察疗效。


治疗后, 两组踝肱指数(ABI)与同组治疗前差异均有统计学意义(均P<0.05)。治疗组治疗后ABI与对照组差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。治疗组痊愈率为84.4%, 总有效率为96.9%; 对照组痊愈 率为27.3%, 总有效率为75.8%, 两组差异均有统计学意义(均P<0.05)。




推拿 按摩 糖尿病 糖尿病并发症 糖尿病足 中药 熏洗 





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This work was supported by 2017 Science and Technology Development Project of Hangzhou (2017 年杭 州市科技发展计划项目, No. 172160).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cheng-hua Xu (许成华)
    • 1
  • Yun Wu (吴云)
    • 1
  • Nian-tang Yu (俞年塘)
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jing Lu (鲁静)
    • 2
  1. 1.Tonglu TCM HospitalHangzhouChina
  2. 2.Anhui University of Chinese MedicineHefeiChina

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