Observation on therapeutic effect of Yongquan(KI 1) acupoint sticking therapy on infantile nasal obstruction
XING Xiao-min (Affiliated Hospital of Taishan Medical College, Tai’an, Shandong 271000, China)
Objective To search for an effective therapy for infantile nasal obstruction. Methods One hundred and twenty-five cases were randomly divided into an observation group of 62 cases and a control group of 63 cases. The observation group were treated with bilateral Yongquan (KI 1) application with Biyankang Tablet, once each night and the control group with dropping of 0.5% Ephedrine naristillae into the nose, one drop each nose each time, tid. The score for nasal obstruction were recorded before treatment and the third and the fifth days after treatment, and their therapeutic effects were assessed. Results After treatment, the symptom of nasal obstruction was significantly improved in the two groups (P0.01), with no significant difference between the two groups (P0.05). After treatment for 5 days, the effective rate was 76.8% in the observation group and 79.7% in the control group, their therapeutic effect being similar (P0.05). Conclusion Yongquan (KI 1) acupoint sticking therapy is a safe and effective method for infantile nasal obstruction.