Therapeutic effect of acupuncture and massage for shoulder-hand syndrome in hemiplegia patients: a clinical two-center randomized controlled trial
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Therapeutic effect of acupuncture and massage for shoulder-hand syndrome in hemiplegia patients
Abstract: 

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the therapeutic effects of acupuncture and massage for shoulder-hand syndrome in hemiplegia patients. METHODS: One hundred and twenty hemiplegia patients with stage I shoulder-hand syndrome were randomly divided into a group treated with standardized electric acupuncture and massage, and a group treated with rehabilitation therapy for 6 weeks. The primary indices evaluated were pain on passive movement of the shoulder using the numeric pain rating scale (NPRS), and the number of patients with shoulder-hand syndrome at Steinbrocker stage II or III after treatment. The secondary indices were Fugl-Meyer evaluation of functional movement of the upper limb and hand using the modified rankin scale (MRS). RESULTS: At post-treatment evaluation and a 12-week follow-up visit, NPRS score, number of patients with stage II or III shoulder-hand syndrome, and MRS score were all improved in the acupuncture-massage group compared with the rehabilitation group (P<0.05). On Fugl-Meyer evaluation, functional movement of the upper limb was also improved in the acupuncture-massage group compared with the rehabilitation group (P<0.05). CONCLUSION: Standardized acupuncture-massage therapy may have curative effects on shoulder-hand syndrome in hemiplegia patients.

Author(s): 
Li, Ning
Tian, Fengwei
Wang, Chengwei
Yu, Pengming
Zhou, Xi
Wen, Qian
Qiao, Xiulan
Huang, Lu
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: 
Sep 2012
Publication Year: 
2012
Pages: 
343-349
Volume: 
32
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
0255-2922
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 23297553

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Ning Li, Fengwei Tian, Chengwei Wang, Pengming Yu, Xi Zhou, Qian Wen, Xiulan Qiao and Lu Huang. Sep 2012. "Therapeutic effect of acupuncture and massage for shoulder-hand syndrome in hemiplegia patients: a clinical two-center 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 32: 3: 343-349.

Wikipedia Citation

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