Tuina for infant congenital muscular torticollis: A randomized controlled trial

Publication date: Available online 20 August 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Li-na CUI, Xiao-ya ZHANG, Zhong-tai LIABSTRACTObjectiveTo compare the differences in the clinical effect of congenital muscular torticollis between the modified tuina (Chinese massage) manipulation and the textbook-version tuina manipulation in infant.MethodsFrom January 2017 to December 2018, 68 infants with congenital muscular torticollis were collected from the Department of Acupuncture-Moxibustion of the Affiliated Hospital of Yanbian University. They were randomized into a modified tuina group and a textbook-version tuina group, 34 cases in each one. In the modified tuina group, the infants were treated with the stroking and circular kneading manipulation, 200 times, the plucking manipulation, 500 times and the modified rolling manipulation, 500 times. In the textbook-version tuina group, the infants were treated with the tuina for muscular torticollis described in Tuina, in the sequence of the circular kneading for 5 to 6 min, the pinching and grasping for 3 to 5 min, neck traction for several times, the pushing and circular kneading for 3 to 5 min and gently holding Jiānjĭng (肩井GB21) for 3 to 5 times. In each group, the treatment was given once every day and there was 1-day rest after every 6-day treatment. Totally, the duration of treatment was 60 days. Separately, before treatment, in 30 days and 60 days of treatment, the lump diameter and the infants&r...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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