Single or A number of Electroacupuncture Classes in Nonspecific Low Again Ache: Are We Low-Responders to Electroacupuncture?
J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2018 Apr;11(2):54-61
Authors: de Carvalho RC, Parisi JR, Prado WA, de Araújo JE, Silva AM, Silva JRT, Silva ML
The target of this research was to match the consequences of 1 or a number of periods of electroacupuncture (EA) in sufferers with continual low again ache. The result measures had been visible analog rating (VAS), stress ache threshold (PPT), McGill ache questionnaire (MPQ), Roland Morris incapacity questionnaire (RMDQ), low again pores and skin temperature, floor electromyography of longissimus muscle (contraction/relaxation) and blood cytokines. After examination (AV0), sufferers had been submitted to EA (2 Hz, 30 minutes, bilaterally on the SP6, BL23, BL31, BL32, BL33, and BL60) and had been revaluated after one week (AV1). Sufferers with VAS <three (VAS <three group, n = 20) had been directed to return after three weeks (AV2). Sufferers with VAS >three (VAS >three group, n = 20) had been submitted to at least one weekly EA-treatment and revaluated after three weeks (AV2). The VAS <three group confirmed a big discount in VAS and MPQ and elevated PPT in AV1, however not in AV2. No vital variations had been present in RMDQ. The VAS >three group confirmed discount in VAS and elevated PPT in AV1 and a discount in MPQ and RMDQ solely in AV2. No vital variations had been present in electromyography, temperature or cytokines. Thus, regardless of 2Hz-EA is efficient lowering low again ache, some sufferers solely skilled decreased ache depth and improved practical capability after full therapy.
PMID: 29703337 [PubMed – in process]