Curative effect of heat-sensitive moxibustion on chronic persistent asthma: a multicenter randomized controlled trial
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Curative effect of heat-sensitive moxibustion on chronic persistent asthma
Abstract: 

OBJECTIVE: To compare the curative effects of heat-sensitive moxibustion with conventional drugs on chronic persistent asthma and seek a valuable therapy to replace Western Medicine. METHODS: The participants in this multi-center, randomized, and controlled study were randomly divided into two groups: group A (n=144), treated with heat-sensitive moxibustion (50 sessions) and group B (n=144), treated with Seretide (salmeterol 50 plg/fluticasone 250 pg, twice a day). The scores of asthma control test (ACT), forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1), peak expiratory flow (PEF), and attack frequency were measured after 15, 30, 60, and 90 days of treatment. Patients followed up 3 and 6 months after treatment. RESULTS: There was a significant difference (P= 0.0002) in the ACT score and lung function between the two groups after 3 months of treatment and (P=0.000 03) during the follow-up visits. In addition, heat-sensitive moxibustion reduced attack frequency in the period from inclusion to the 6-month follow-up visit. CONCLUSION: This study shows that heat-sensitive moxibustion may have a comparable curative effect to Seretide (salmetero/fluticasone) on asthma.

Author(s): 
Chen, Rixin
Chen, Mingren
Xiong, Jun
Chi, Zhenhai
Zhang, Bo
Tian, Ning
Xu, Zhenhua
Zhang, Tangfa
Li, Wanyao
Zhang, Wei
Rong, Xiaofeng
Wang, Zhen
Sun, Gang
Ge, Baohe
Yu, Guoxiong
Song, Nanchang
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Tradit Chin Med
Publication Date: 
Oct 2013
Publication Year: 
2013
Pages: 
584-591
Volume: 
33
Issue: 
5
ISSN: 
0255-2922
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 24660579

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Rixin Chen, Mingren Chen, Jun Xiong, Zhenhai Chi, Bo Zhang, Ning Tian, Zhenhua Xu, Tangfa Zhang, Wanyao Li, Wei Zhang, Xiaofeng Rong, Zhen Wang, Gang Sun, Baohe Ge, Guoxiong Yu and Nanchang Song. Oct 2013. "Curative effect of heat-sensitive moxibustion on chronic persistent asthma: a multicenter randomized controlled trial." Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine 33: 5: 584-591.

Wikipedia Citation

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