Author: Sun JH, Zhang Y, Yan DN, Ma HA, Jiang ZQ, Geng XW.
Acupuncture and Rehabilitation Department, TCM Hospital of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing 210029, China. email@example.com
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.
Date published: 2010 Oct
Other: Volume ID: 30 , Issue ID: 10 , Pages: 822-5 , Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 184
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects on function rehabilitation of vocal cord after vocal cord polyps surgery treated with acupuncture at Sheng's Four Points of Throat.
METHODS: Sixty cases were randomly divided into a combined therapy group of Four Points of Throat and medication (group 1, 30 cases) and a medication group (group 2, 30 cases). In group 1 Four Points of Throat were punctured and routine medication was applied; in group 2, only routine medication was applied. The scores of symptom-sign and status of voice were observed and analyzed before and after treatment in two groups.
RESULTS: At 4th day after the surgery, the improvement of the symptom-sign scores in group 1 was more significant than that in group 2 (P < 0.05); and the voice analysis status in group 1 was superior to that in group 2 (all P < 0.05). The total effective rate was 83.3% (25/30) in group 1, which was superior to that of 60.0% (18/30) in group 2 (P < 0.05).
CONCLUSION: The effect on function rehabilitation of vocal cord after vocal cord polyps surgery treated with the combined therapy group of Four Points of Throat and routine medication is favorable, superior to that with routine medication therapy.