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Abstract

Clinical Analysis of Treating Patients with Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Using Chinese Medical Massage Therapy Combined with Needle Warming Moxibustion Therapy

Author(s): C. LIANG*, T. JIANG, SHAOPING CHEN, Y. ZHANG, YIKUN CHEN, M. ZHANG, YANGLI OU AND MINGHUI LIN
Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Haikou hospital of traditional Chinese Medicine, Haikou 570216, China

Correspondence Address:
C. LIANG*, Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Haikou hospital of traditional Chinese Medicine, Haikou 570216, China, E-mail: [email protected]


To observe and analyze clinical effect of combination therapy of Chinese medical massage and needle warming moxibustion in treating lumbar intervertebral disc. 148 patients with lumbar intervertebral disc who had been treated in our hospital from August 2015 to August 2016 were selected as research objects. These patients were randomly divided into control group which was given with needle warming moxibustion and research group which was given with combination therapy of Chinese medical massage and needle warming moxibustion, each containing 74 patients. The overall effective rates and Japanese orthopaedic association scoring improvement indexes of groups as well as the symptom grade and visual analogue scale before and after treatment of both groups were observed and compared. After treatment, the overall effective rate of research group was significantly higher than of control group, p<0.05. In terms of Japanese orthopaedic association scoring improvement indexes and visual analogue scale scoring, research group had significant advantage over control group. Before treatment, the symptom scores of both groups were of no significant difference, p>0.05. After treatment, the improvement degree of control group was significantly lower than that of research group, with statistical significance, p<0.05. The combination therapy of Chinese medical massage and needle warming moxibustion can achieve ideal therapeutic effect in treating lumbar intervertebral disc, significantly relieve clinical symptoms and improve living quality of patients. Therefore, such combination therapy is worthy of being promoted in clinical application.

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