Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 137–139 | Cite as

Clinical study on acupuncture and ischemic stroke

  • Lan Li (李兰)
  • Ping Zheng (郑萍)
  • Xin Chen (陈新)
  • Yang Bai (白杨)
  • Min Mao (茅敏)
Clinical Study



To study the clinical efficacy of acupuncture for ischemic stroke and its effect on ET-1 levels in IS cases.


The 63 cases were randomized into a treatment group (31 cases), receiving acupuncture and routine method, and control group (32 cases), receiving routine method alone. Seven days constitute a course of treatment, a 2-day interval between two courses. The clinical efficacy and ET-1 level in two groups were compared after four weeks.


The total effective rate in the treatment group and control group were 96.8% and 75% respectively, with a statistical significance (P<0.05); the ET-1 level in blood plasma also with a statistical significance after the treatment (P<0.05); the pre-treatment and post-treatment ET-1 level in the treatment group showed a statistical significance (P<0.01), whereas the control group didn’t.


Acupuncture is effective for ischemic stroke and can lower the ET-1 level in ischemic stroke cases.

Key Words

Acupuncture Therapy Stroke Endothelin-1 



观察针刺治疗缺血性中风的临床疗效及其对血浆内皮素1 的影响。


将63 例患者按随机数字表分为2 组, 治疗组31 例, 对照组32 例。 治疗组用针刺加内科一般治疗, 对照组用内科一般治疗。 7 天为1 个疗程, 疗程间休息2 天, 治疗4 星期后评定两组患者临床疗效, 并比较治疗前后血浆内皮素1的变化。


治疗组总有效率96.8%, 对照组为75%, 两组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05); 治疗后两组血浆内皮素1 差异有统计学意义(P<0.05): 本组治疗前、 后血浆内皮素1 比较, 治疗组差异有统计学意义(P<0.01), 对照组无差异。


针刺治疗缺血性中风患者有较好临床疗效, 并能降低缺血性中风患者血浆内皮素1 水平。


针刺疗法 中风 内皮素1 

CLC Number

R 246.1 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lan Li (李兰)
    • 1
  • Ping Zheng (郑萍)
    • 1
  • Xin Chen (陈新)
    • 1
  • Yang Bai (白杨)
    • 1
  • Min Mao (茅敏)
    • 1
  1. 1.Chengdu No 1 People’s HospitalSichuanP. R. China

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