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Comparative study on the brain protection in patients of traumatic cerebral infarction treated with bloodletting at Jing-well points and semen coicis

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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2013 Sep;33(9):779-83.

[Comparative study on the brain protection in patients of traumatic cerebral infarction treated with bloodletting at Jing-well points and semen coicis].

[Article in Chinese]

Zhang M1, Hu QL, Cheng SX, Tu Y, Zhang S.

  • 1Brain Department of Affiliated Hospital of Logistics University of Chinese People's Armed Police Forces, Tianjin 300162, China; zhangmin5746@163.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To verify the effect of bloodletting therapy at Jing-well points and semen coicis on patients with traumatic cerebral infarction.

METHODS:

Ninety patients were randomized into a bloodletting therapy at Jing-well points group (bloodletting group), a semen coicis group and a comprehensive therapy group, 30 cases in each one. The conventional basic medication was applied in all of the three groups. In the bloodletting group, the bloodletting therapy was done at twelve Jing-well points with three-edged needle, 3 drops of blood required at each one, three times a day. In the semen coicis group, the semen coicis preparation was applied via nasal feeding or oral administration, 90 g each day, three times a day. In the comprehensive therapy group, the bloodletting therapy at twelve Jing-well points and semen coicis preparation were used in combination and the methods were same as the above two groups. After 4 weeks of treatment, the efficacy was assessed with nerve function defectscale (NDS). Fugl-Meyer scale of the upper and lower limb function was used to evaluate the motor function of the affected limbs of the patients before and after treatment.

RESULTS:

The scores of Fugl-Meyer scale of the upper and lower limb function were increased apparently after treatment in the patients of every group (P < 0.01, P < 0.05). The score increase was much more obvious in the bloodletting group and the comprehensive therapy group as compared with the semen coicis group (all P < 0.01). The result in the comprehensive therapy group was superior to the bloodletting group (all P < 0.05). The total effective rates of NDS in the comprehensive therapy group, bloodletting group and semen coicis group were 96.7% (29/30), 83.3% (25/30) and 76.7% (23/30) separately. The result in the comprehensive therapy group was higher apparently than those in the bloodletting group and semen coicis group separately (both P < 0.05). The result in the bloodletting group was better than that in the semen coicis group (P < 0.05).

CONCLUSION:

The bloodletting therapy at Jing-well points and semen coicis alleviate apparently nerve function defect, improve the motor function of the affected limbs and achieve the better efficacy.

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24298764

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