[Randomized controlled study on acupuncture for treatment of diabetic paralytic squint]

Author: Tian FS, Yang WG, Song HL, Duan HM, Su XH, Wang XY, Li WD
Endocrinology-Metabolism Department, Affiliated Cangzhou Traditional-Western Medicine Combination Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Cangzhou 061001, China. cztianfsh@sina.com
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.
Date published: 2008 Feb
Other: Volume ID: 28 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 84-6 , Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 157

OBJECTIVE: To observe clinical therapeutic effect of acupuncture on diabetic paralytic squint. METHODS: Seventy-two cases of diabetic paralytic squint were randomly divided into a medication group, an acupuncture group and an acupuncture and medication group. The medication group were treated with intramuscular injection of Methyl vitamin B12 250 microg, once daily; the acupuncture group were treated by acupuncture at different acupoints according to different paralytic muscles of eyes with adjuvant acupoints selected according to symptoms; the acupuncture and medication group were treated with the routine medicine and acupuncture. The treatment was given for 28 days. RESULTS: The total effective rate of 87. 5% in the acupuncture group and 95.7% in the acupuncture and medication group were higher than 54.5% in the medication group (P < 0.05, P < 0.01), with no significant difference between the acupuncture group and the acupuncture and medication group (P > 0.05). CONCLUSION: Acupuncture has a definite therapeutic effect on diabetic paralytic squint, which is better than that of routine medication.
PMID: 18405147