Author: Xiang SJ, Cai YH, Zhang ZD.
Eye Department of Chinese Medicine, Affiliated Optic Hospital of Wenzhou Medical College, Wenzhou 325027, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.
Date published: 2010 Jun
Other: Volume ID: 30 , Issue ID: 6 , Pages: 469-72 , Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 221
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical efficacy on tic disorders (TD) treated with local acupuncture.
METHODS: The entire data of 196 cases, of which, 114 cases in acupuncture group were treated mainly with local acupuncture and 82 cases in western medication group were taken Tiapride tablets orally. YGTSS method was adopted for scoring and assessing the clinical efficacy.
RESULTS: The apparent improvement was achieved in YGTSS motor tic score in two groups. The markedly effective rates were 90.4% and 84.2% in acupuncture group and western medication group, respectively (P < 0.05), without significant difference in statistics. The effective rates of transient tic disorder (TTD) in acupuncture group and western medication group were 100.0% and 83.3%, respectively (P < 0.05), which indicated that the efficacy of acupuncture on TTD was advantageous to medical therapy. The effective rates of three kinds of TD in acupuncture group were 100.0%, 88.2% and 84.2% separately, of which, the efficacy of acupuncture on TTD was advantageous as compared with that on chronic tic disorder (CTD) and Toureett's syndrome (TS) (P < 0.05).
CONCLUSION: The overall efficacy on TD is similar between acupuncture and medical therapy, but the clinical efficacy of acupuncture on TTD is superior to medical therapy. Meanwhile, the efficacy of acupuncture on TTD is advantageous to that on CTD and TS. Hence, the intervention at early time can achieve satisfactory efficacy and probably prevent from CTD or TS.