Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 43–47 | Cite as

Efficacy observation on acupuncture plus moving cupping with compound white mustard oil for lumbar myofascitis

  • Xu-jie Xu (许旭杰)
  • Wen-li Wang (王文丽)
Clinical Study



To observe the clinical effect of acupuncture plus moving cupping with white mustard oil to treat lumbar myofascitis.


A total of 90 patients with lumbar myofascitis who met the inclusion criteria were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 45 cases in each group. The observation group received acupuncture and moving cupping with white mustard oil; the control group received acupuncture plus warm needling treatment. The treatment was given twice a week for a total of 4 weeks. The visual analog scale (VAS) and Chinese version of Roland-Morris disability questionnaire (RMDQ) score of pain before the treatment, and respectively after 1-week and 4-week treatment were recorded for efficacy evaluation.


After 4 weeks of treatment, the difference in total effective rate between the two groups was not significantly (P>0.05). After 1 week of treatment, there was no significant difference in VAS score between the two groups (P>0.05). After 4 weeks of treatment, the VAS score of the observation group was lower than that of the control group, and there was a significant difference between the two groups (P<0.05). After 4 weeks of treatment, the Chinese version of RMDQ scores of both groups were significantly decreased, there were statistical differences in comparing with those before treatment (both P<0.05). After treatment for 1 week and 4 weeks, the Chinese version of RMDQ score in the observation group was lower than that in the control group, with significant differences between the two groups (all P<0.05).


Acupuncture plus moving cupping and acupuncture plus warm needling both can relieve the pain of patients with lumbar myofascitis, improve the function of back muscles, while the curative effect of acupuncture plus moving cupping is better.


Acupuncture Therapy Warm Needling Therapy Moving Cupping Therapy Myofascial Pain Syndromes Back Pain Pain Measurement 






将90例符合纳入标准的腰 背肌筋膜炎患者随机分为观察组和对照组, 每组45例。观察组接受针刺和白芥子油走罐治疗; 对照组接受针刺加 温针治疗。每星期治疗2次, 共治疗4星期。分别在治疗前、治疗1星期及4星期后进行疼痛的视觉模拟量表(VAS) 和中文版罗兰-莫里斯残疾问卷(RMDQ)评分, 治疗结束后进行疗效评定。


治疗4星期后两组总有效率无统计 学差异(P>0.05)。治疗1星期后, 两组VAS评分无统计学差异(P>0.05); 治疗4星期后, 观察组的VAS评分低于对照 组, 组间差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。治疗4星期后两组中文版RMDQ评分均明显降低, 与本组治疗前均有统计学 差异(均P<0.05)。治疗1星期和4星期后, 观察组中文版RMDQ评分均低于对照组, 组间差异均有统计学意义(均 P<0.05)。


针刺加走罐及针刺加温针均可减轻腰背肌筋膜炎患者的疼痛, 改善腰背肌功能, 而针刺加走罐疗效更佳。


针刺疗法 温针疗法 走罐疗法 肌筋膜疼痛综合征 背痛 疼痛测评 


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This work was supported by Special Department Fund of Jiaxing Second Hospital of Zhejiang Province (浙江省嘉兴 市第二医院特色科室基金).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xu-jie Xu (许旭杰)
    • 1
  • Wen-li Wang (王文丽)
    • 2
  1. 1.Jiaxing Second Hospital of Zhejiang ProvinceJiaxingChina
  2. 2.Jiaxing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Affiliated to Zhejiang Chinese Medical UniversityJiaxingChina

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