Pestle needling at Yāoyángguān-Bāzhèn points for intractable lumbodynia after lumbar disc herniation surgery: A randomized controlled trial

Publication date: Available online 19 August 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Jun-feng ZHANG, Yao-chi WU, Shi-sheng LI, Yi-jun SUNAbstractObjectiveTo observe the differences of clinical efficacy of intractable lumbodynia after lumbar disc herniation surgery treated by pestle needling at Yāoyángguān Bāzhèn points, electroacupuncture and western medication. .MethodsA total of 210 patients with intractable lumbodynia after lumbar disc herniation were randomly divided into pestle needle group, electroacupuncture group and western medication group, with 70 cases in each group. The pestle needle group was treated with pestle needle poking Yāoyángguān-Bāzhèn(GV3-Bāzhèn) points. The electroacupuncture group was treated with conventional electroacupuncture, and the western medication group was treated with oral diclofenac sodium dual release enteric-coated capsules (Difene). The pestle needle group and the electroacupuncture group were treated once a day, and there was 1 day of rest after 6 days of treatment, and a course of treatment included 7 days, and a total of 3 courses of treatment were performed. The western medication group took 1 Difene capsule (75 mg) at a time, with once a day continuing for 21 days. Visual Analog Scale (VAS), Pain Rating Index (PRI) and Present Pain Intensity (PPI) were used to observe the improvement of pain before and after treatment, and the waist muscle tone was examined and the...
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