[Observation on therapeutic effect of electroacupuncture under continuous traction for treatment of lumbar disc herniation].
Pol J Pharmacol. 2004 Jan-Feb;56(1):121-8. PMID: 20088414
Department of TCM, Hubei Higher Training School of TCM, Jingzhou 434020, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical effect of electroacupuncture under continuous traction in prone position for treatment of lumbar disc herniation, to search a better clinical treatment for lumbar disc herniation. METHODS: The patients were randomly divided into group A (42 cases), group B (39 cases) and group C (38 cases). The acupuncture methods of three groups were the same, Jiaji (EX B 2), Weizhong (BL 40) and Chengshan (BL 57) etc. were selected, and the electroacupuncture was applied as a basic treatment. Continuous traction in prone position and electroacupuncture treatment were used at the same time in group A, group B was treated with supine position traction first and then electroacupuncture treatment, while group C was treated with electroacupuncture only, the therapeutic effects were observed and compared. RESULTS: The effective rate of 95.2% in group A was superior to that of 79.5% in group B and 65.8% in group C (P<0.05, P<0.01). CONCLUSION: Electroacupuncture under continuous traction in prone position is a better treatment for lumbar disc herniation.