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Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp 29–31 | Cite as

Treatment of diabetic retinopathy with acupuncture plus herbal decoction: Clinical observation of 40 cases

  • Hu Yong-he
  • Wu Shen-tao
  • Li Jing
Forums: Diabetes Mellitus

Abstract

The clinical effect on treatment of diabetic retinopathy with acupuncture plus herbal decoction has been observed. Eighty cases were randomly divided into treatment group and control group by the odd and even serial numbers. Forty cases in the treatment group were treated with needling Taiyang (Ex-HN 5), Yangbai (GB 14) toward Yuyao (Ex-HN 4) and Cuanzhu (BL 2) plus the herbal decoction called “Mingmu Wuzi Decoction”. Forty cases in the control group were treated with intravenous drip of Venorutin and oral administration of dipyridamole and vitamin E. And the result showed the total effective rate of 92.5% in the treatment group and that of 55.0% in the control group with significant difference (P<0.01), which suggested that acupuncture plus herbal decoction had better therapeutic effect than western medications alone.

Key Words

Diabetes Mellitus Diabetic Retinopathy Acupuncture-Moxibustion Drug Therapy (TCD) Acupuncture Medication Combined 

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© Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian and Springer 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hu Yong-he
    • 1
  • Wu Shen-tao
    • 1
  • Li Jing
    • 1
  1. 1.First Hospital of Tianjin College of TCMTianjinChina

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