Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 145–148 | Cite as

Clinical observation on wheat grain-sized cone moxibustion combined with fire needle for dorsal wrist ganglion

  • Chang She (佘畅)
  • Huan Zhong (钟欢)
  • Mai-lan Liu (刘迈兰)
  • Mi Liu (刘密)
  • Jian Xiong (熊健)
  • Xiao-rong Chang (常小荣)
  • Shan-shan Zuo (左珊珊)
  • Zhi-ying Gao (高智颖)
Clinical Study



To observe the clinical effect of wheat grain-sized cone moxibustion combined with fire needle therapy in the treatment of dorsal wrist ganglion (DWG).


A total of 63 patients with DWG were randomized into a treatment group (n=32) and a control group (n=31). Cases in the control group were treated with fire needle therapy. Based on the therapy given to the control group, cases in the treatment group were additionally given wheat grain-sized cone moxibustion therapy. Then the therapeutic efficacies and recurrence rate were evaluated.


After treatment, the overall effective rate was 93.8% in the treatment group, versus 77.4% in the control group, and the between-group comparison showed a statistical significance (P<0.05); 6 months after the treatment, the recurrence rate in the treatment group was obviously lower than that in the control group (P<0.05).


The long-term and short-term effects of wheat grain-sized cone moxibustion combined with fire needle therapy in the treatment of DWG are better than those of fire needle therapy alone, and therefore, worth popularizing.


Acupuncture Therapy Fire-needle Therapy Moxibustion Therapy Moxa Cone Moxibustion Moxibusiton with Seed-sized Moxa Cone Wrist Ganglion Cysts 






将63例腕背部腱鞘囊肿患者随机分为治疗组(32例)和对照组(31例), 对照组予火针治疗, 治疗组在对照组的基础上加用麦粒灸治疗。观察两组治疗后的疗效及复发率。


治疗组总有效率93.8%, 对照组为77.4%, 组间总有效率差异有统计学意义(P<0.05); 治疗后6个月内治疗组复发率显著低于对照组, 组间差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。


麦粒灸结合火针治疗腕背部腱鞘囊肿近期疗效和远期疗效均优于单纯火针治疗, 值得临床推广应用。


针刺疗法 火针疗法 灸法 艾炷灸 麦粒灸疗法 腕 腱鞘囊肿 





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This work was supported by National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program, 国家重点基础研究发展 计划, No. 2015CB554502); Acupuncture, Moxibustion & Tuina Provincial Key Discipline of Hunan University of Chinese Medicine (湖南中医药大学针灸推拿学省级重点 学科); 2011 Collaborative Innovation Center of Hunan University of Chinese Medicine (湖南中医药大学2011 协 同创新中心).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chang She (佘畅)
    • 1
    • 2
  • Huan Zhong (钟欢)
    • 1
  • Mai-lan Liu (刘迈兰)
    • 1
  • Mi Liu (刘密)
    • 1
  • Jian Xiong (熊健)
    • 2
  • Xiao-rong Chang (常小荣)
    • 1
  • Shan-shan Zuo (左珊珊)
    • 2
  • Zhi-ying Gao (高智颖)
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Acupuncture, Moxibustion & TuinaHunan University of Chinese MedicineChangshaChina
  2. 2.Acupuncture-moxibustion DepartmentChangsha Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Changsha Eighth Hospital)ChangshaChina

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