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Maggie Ju (2014) Current opinion in acupuncture on stroke rehabilitation
The Journal of Chinese Medicine And Acupuncture Volume 21 Issue 2 September 2014 P9
Maggie Ju. (2015) What Part Does Acupuncture Play in IVF?
The Journal of Chinese Medicine And Acupuncture Volume 22 Issue 1 March 2015 P21
Maggie Ju (2020) The Potentiality of COVID-19 Treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine in the UK
The Journal of Chinese Medicine And Acupuncture Volume 27 Issue 2 November 2020 P9
Monday, 22 January 2018
Acupuncture helps lumbar spinal stenosis
Acupuncture is used to improve the symptoms. A new research from Japan compared the effectiveness of acupuncture with medication (acetaminophen) and exercises which are three conservative managements for the condition. In this study thirty-eight, 40, and 41 patients were allocated to the medication, exercise, and acupuncture groups, respectively. Here is the result: The symptom severity scores of the ZCQ improved significantly after treatment in the medication (p = 0.048), exercise (p = 0.003), and acupuncture (p = 0.04) groups. The physical function score improved significantly in the acupuncture group (p = 0.045) but not in the medication (p = 0.20) and exercise (p = 0.29) groups. The mean reduction in the ZCQ score for physical function was significantly greater for acupuncture than for exercise. The mean ZCQ score for treatment satisfaction was significantly greater for acupuncture than for medication. As we can see, after the treatment the symptoms severity improved in all three groups. The improvement is the best in acupuncture group compared to other two groups. This provided new evidence for effectiveness of acupuncture for treatment of lumbar spinal tenosis.
BMC Complement Altern Med (2018) 18(1):19. doi: 10.1186/s12906-018-2087-y.
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