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Acupuncture effects on heart failure: How to create objective study designs


根据对针刺机制的现代理解, 针刺可以引起植物神经反射, 可能是影响与心力衰竭(其特征之一是6 分钟步行实验得分较低)症状有关的系统植物神经调节异常。 笔者进行了一个初步的前瞻性随机、 单盲、 交叉临床试验, 比较符合海德尔堡中医模型诊断(i-ACU)和不符合这一模型(u-ACU)的两种针刺治疗。 重复测量分析提示: 与不符合海德尔堡中医模型的针灸治疗相比, 符合这一模型的针灸治疗更有效(F =7.2, df =1.37, P=0.011)。 这一研究结果表明针刺可延长6 分钟行走距离这一心力衰竭的重要指标。


According to a modern understanding of acupuncture mechanisms, acupuncture may elicit vegetative reflexes, presumably influencing the systemwide vegetative dysregulation associated with the heart failure syndrome, a feature of which is low performance in the 6 min walk test. The author performed a preliminary prospective, randomized, single-blinded clinical trial (n=21) in a cross-over design comparing acupuncture treatment, which was either compatible with individual Chinese diagnosis according to the Heidelberg Model of TCM (i-ACU) or a standardized treatment on acupoints with no specific relation to TCM diagnosis (u-ACU). The repeated measures analysis revealed a significant effect for i-ACU vs. u-ACU (F =7.2, df =1.37, P=0.011). The study revealed first evidence that acupuncture may prolong 6 min walk distance as a key parameter of heart failure.

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Author: HJ Greten, Professor for TCM, Dr. med. University of Proto, Portugal, application and development of Heidelberg Model

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Greten, H.J., Kick, A., Scholz, E. et al. Acupuncture effects on heart failure: How to create objective study designs. J. Acupunct. Tuina. Sci. 6, 307–308 (2008).

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  • 针刺疗法
  • 心力衰竭
  • 随机对照试验
  • 人类

Key Words

  • Acupuncture Therapy
  • Heart Failure
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Humans

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  • R246.1