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Objective: To explore the clinical effect of external application of ShouNian Powder combined with acupuncture at Zhitong acupoint in the treatment of intercostobrachial nerve syndrome (ICBNs) after breast cancer operation. Methods: A total of 80 patients with ICBNs who underwent modified radical mastectomy in our hospital from July 2014 to July 2016 were collected and divided into control group and study group according to the different treatment methods of ICBNs. 40 patients in the control group were treated with symptomatic analgesia and 40 patients in the study group were treated with external application of ShouNian Powder combined with acupuncture at Zhitong acupoint to compare and analyze the pain relief, quality of life and analgesic recurrence rate of ICBNs between the two groups. Results: Compared with the control group, the pain relief rate of ICBNs in the study group was higher. The patient satisfaction and long-term quality of life in the study group were better than those in the control group. However, there was no significant difference in postoperative pain recurrence rate. Conclusion: External application of ShouNian Powder combined with acupuncture at Zhitong acupoint can effectively relieve pain and improve quality of life for patients with ICBNs after breast cancer operation, which has a certain popularizing significance in clinical practice....
Ning Mao, Yin-Hai Dai, Zhi-Yong Shao, Mao Wang, Jun-Yi Bai, Qian-Qian Liang