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Clinical Research

Clinical Investigation and Study of Mechanisms of Electro-acupuncture at Jiaji Points for
Treatment of Prolapse of Lumbar Inter-vertebral Disc (Abstract)

Wang shengxu, Li Shucheng, etc. (Department of TCM, The Military Medical University)
Chinese Acupuncture & moxibustion, Vol. 20, No. 3:166

31 cases of prolapse of lumbar inter-vertebral disc were treated with deep needling at Jiaji points
(ext-B2) and 31 cases were treated with routine points as control group. The analgesic effect, clinical
therapeutic effect and content change of plasma monoamine substances were observed in the two
groups. The results indicated that the sensory mark, the total mark of the pain grading index and the
present pain intensity in the simplified McGill pain rating scale in the electro-acupuncture group were
statistically significantly difference from those in the control group (p<0.01), but there was no
significantly difference between the two groups in the total clinical therapeutic effective rate. After the
treatments the contents of 5-HT, 5-HIAA and NA were reduced very significantly in the two groups.
It is proved that both electro-acupuncture and regular acupuncture treatments have good analgesic
effect and therapeutic effect on prolapse of lumbar inter-vertebral disc. And electro-acupuncture
treatment has better effects than the regular acupuncture.