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《Chinese Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine》 2009-07
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The effect of balancing technique acupuncture on low back pain

ZHANG Xueyan,ZHUO Chunping Beijing Geriatric Hospital,Beijing,100095  
Objective:To observe if the effect of balancing technique acupuncture is superior to traditional acupuncture on low back pain(LBP).Method:Thirly-three outpatients with LBP were randomly divided into two groups:17 cases in study group treated with balancing technique acupuncture therapy;16 cases incontrol group treated with traditional acupuncture therapy.Before and after one time and ten times treatment,the severity of low back pain,the capability of daily activity and the total state of health were assessed by visual analogue scale(VAS) and Oswestry disability index(ODI).Result:VAS scores:After one time treatment,VAS scores in two groups improved significantly(P0.05).Comparing with control group,the changes of VAS scores in study group were more significant(P0.05).After ten times treatment,the changes of VAS scores in two groups both improved significantly(P0.01).The difference of therapeutic effect between two groups was not significant(P 0.05).ODI scores:After one time treatment,ODI scores in two groups improved not significantly(P0.05).After ten times treatment,the changes of ODI scores in two groups both improved significantly(P0.01).The difference of therapeutic effect between two groups was not significant(P0.05).Conclusion:After one time treatment,the instant analgesic effect of balancing technique acupuncture is better than that of traditional acupuncture on LBP,but it seems no obvious effect on the capability of daily activity.After ten times treatment,these two acupuncture therapies are both proved to be effective on LBP,but there is no significant difference.
【CateGory Index】: R246
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