Research progress in the acupuncture treatment for cervical spondylosis of vertebral artery type
Zhou Liang;Wang Ying;Graduate School,First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine;
This study summarized and analyzed a series of clinical documents related with the acupuncture and massage treatment for cervical spondylosis in the recent three years. Results of this study suggested that the acupuncture and massage treatment has a significant effect on cervical spondylosis of vertebral artery type. The cervical vertebral artery disease is a sub-type of cervical spondylosis. The main clinical manifestations include dizziness,headache,cataplexy,visual disturbances and sensory disturbances,which seriously affect the patient's life,work and study. The study reviewed the treatment methods for the disease including simple acupuncture,acupuncture combined traditional Chinese medicine,acupuncture and moxibustion,acupuncture and massage,acupuncture and massage combined with traditional Chinese medicine and other therapies. The clinical summary of the disease would provide a reference for the clinical application.