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Abstract

Clinical Observation on Effect of Wrist-Ankle Acupuncture Combined with Ashi Acupuncture Point on Muscle Strain of Aerobics Athletes

Author(s): AIHUA YANG AND L. LI*
School of Physical Education, Changsha University of Science & Technology, Changsha 410114, 1School of Physical Education, Hunan University of Science and Technology, Changsha 412201, China

Correspondence Address:
L. LI, School of Physical Education, Hunan University of Science and Technology, Changsha 412201, China; E-mail: [email protected]


This paper aims to evaluate the clinical curative effect of wrist-ankle acupuncture combined with Ashi acupuncture point for the treatment of muscular strain in aerobics athletes and to provide scientific reference for future clinical treatment. 190 aerobics athletes with muscle strain treated in our hospital from March 2014 to March 2016 were randomly divided into two groups according to the random double blind method. The 95 patients in the observation group were treated with wrist-ankle acupuncture combined with Ashi acupuncture point, while the patients in the control group received body acupuncture alone. The improvement of muscle strain was compared between two groups and effective rate of treatment was evaluated. The average time of improvement in muscle strain was (3.75±1.23) d for the observation group and (6.17±1.42) d for the control group. Comparison between the two groups (p<0.05) was with significant statistical significance; the overall effective rate was 98.95 % (94/95) in the observation group and 90.53 % (86/95) in the control group. There was significant difference between the two groups (p<0.05). However, the cure rate was 81.05 % (77/95) for the observation group, but 60 % (57/95) for the control group. Comparison between the two groups (p<0.05) was with significant statistical significance. Wrist-ankle acupuncture combined with Ashi acupuncture point can effectively shorten the wound healing time and improve the cure rate of muscle strain, which has high clinical application and popularization value.

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