Clinical Research on Treating Lumbar Disc Herniation with Acupuncture and Cupping Therapy



Clinical Research on Treating Lumbar Disc Herniation with Acupuncture and Cupping Therapy


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Objective: To investigate the clinical efficacy of treating lumbar disc herniation with acupuncture and cupping therapy. Methods: 93 patients with lumbar disc herniation were randomly divided into three groups, including 31 cases in the treatment group, 30 cases in control group I and 32 cases in control group 2. Patients in the treatment group received acupuncture combined with plum-blossom needle pricking and cup-ping therapy, while patients in control group 1 and control group 2 were assigned to acupuncture therapy and plum-blossom needle pricking combined with cupping therapy, respectively. Several related pain scales were rated in the three groups before and after treatment. Results: There were significant differences in multiple comparisons among the treatment group, control group I, and control group 2 (P< 0.05). There were significant differences in symptom score before and after treatment in all three groups (P < 0.05). There were sig-nificant differences between the treatment group and the control group after treatment (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Treating lumbar disc herniation with combined acupuncture and cupping therapy is effective, and the efficacy is significantly higher than simple acupuncture or plum-blossom needle pricking and cupping therapy alone.


Date of Input: 1/29/2015; Date Modified: 6/2/2015; Availability: --In File--; Priority: Normal; Intervertebral Disc Displacement; The Second People's Hospital of Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China

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Back Pain



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has duration

4 Weeks

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