[Observation on therapeutic effect of low energy He-Ne laser acupoint radiation on infantile cold]

Author: Zhou GY, Zhou GS, Zhang H
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xinxiang Medical College, Weihui, Henan 453100, China. zhouxiaoguo@yahoo.com.cn
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.
Date published: 2008 Sep
Other: Volume ID: 28 , Issue ID: 9 , Pages: 662-4 , Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 135

OBJECTIVE: To search for an effective therapy for infantile cold. METHODS: Two hundred and fifty-five cases were randomly divided into a laser group (n = 130) and a medication group (n = 125). The laser group were treated with lower energy He-Ne laser radiation at Tiantu (CV 22), Renying (ST 9), Dazhui (CV 14), Fengmen (BL 12), etc. and the medication group were treated mainly with oral administration of Amantadine tablets. The therapeutic effect was assessed after treatment of 5 days. RESULTS: The laser group in alleviation of cough, nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea, sputum sound were significantly better than the medication group (P < 0.001, P < 0.01); the cured rate was 68.5% in the laser group and 42.4% in the medication group, the former being better than the latter (P < 0.001). CONCLUSION: The low energy He-Ne laser acupoint radiation has a significant therapeutic effect on infantile cold.
PMID: 18822983