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Acupuncture and bradycardia



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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2010 Mar;30(3):192-4. [Observation on therapeutic effect of acupoint sticking at Neiguan (PC 6) and Xinshu (BL 15) for treatment of bradycardia]. [Article in Chinese] Xu LD, Zhang YX, Zheng YH. Department of Emergency, Bao'an District Hospital of TCM, Shenzhen 518100, China. xliand@126.com

OBJECTIVE: To observe the therapeutic effect of acupoint sticking of Wuzhuyu (Evodia Rutaecarpa) for treatment of bradycardia.

METHODS: Sixty cases were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 30 cases in each group. The observation group was treated with acupoint sticking of Wuzhugu (Evodia Rutaecarpa) at Neiguan (PC 6) and Xinshu (BL 15) once each day. The control group was treated with oral administration of Xinbao pills, 3 pills each time, thrice each day. The therapeutic effects and changes of 24 hours' holter were observed after 4 weeks.

RESULTS: After treatment, 24 hours' average heart rate was significantly improved in the two groups, with significant differences as compared with those before treatment (both P<0.01) and with no significant difference between the two groups (P>0.05). The total effective rate was 86.7% (26/30) in the observation group and 83.3% (25/30) in the control group, their therapeutic effect being similar.

CONCLUSION: Acupoint sticking of Wuzhugu (Evodia Rutaecarpa) can significantly raise the levels of 24 hours' average heart rate in the patients of bradycardia. This therapy and Xinbao pills have similar therapeutic effect on the improvement of clinical symptom and heart rate levels.

PMID: 20496731

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Bradycardia - slow heart rate


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