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Traditional Medicine Research  2017, Vol. 2 Issue (3): 139-143    DOI: 10.12032/TMR201707050
Ethnic and Regional Medicine     
Clinical effects of digital acupoint pressure combined with hot ironing for scapulohumeral periarthritis in Zhuang medicine
Zhou De-Wen1, Zhou Kai1, Guo Li1, Lu Yan1, Huang Ge-Lang1,*()
1Rehabilitation of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Guigang People’s Hospital, Guigang, China.
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Digital acupoint pressure combined with hot ironing could significantly reduce the pain of shoulder and improve the joint function of shoulder.

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Acupoint pressure combined with hot ironing is a special treatment for scapulohumeral periarthritis in Zhuang nationality, one of the minority nationalities of China.

Abstract

Objective: To observe the clinical effect of digital acupoint pressure combined with hot ironing of Zhuang medicine in the therapy of scapulohumeral periarthritis. Methods: 160 patients with scapulohumeral periarthritis were randomly divided into the treatment group and control group with 80 patients in each group. The treatment group was treated with digital acupoint pressure combined with hot ironing of Zhuang medicine. The control group was treated with intermediate frequency therapy apparatus. All the treatments were given once a day for 4 weeks, Then the effective rate as well as the scores of shoulder pain and joint inflammation,were calculated. Results: The shoulder pain score of the treatment group was 3.49±0.98, while that of control group was 5.33±1.26 (P < 0.05). The shoulder joint inflammation score in the treatment group was higher than that of the control group (73.24±7.20 vs 60.71±10.46, P < 0.05). these results suggested that 4 weeks of treatments improved the shoulder function. Moreover, the effective rate of the treatment group was higher than that of the control group (86.25% vs 63.75%). Conclusion: Digital acupoint pressure combined with hot ironing in Zhuang medicine could relieve joint pain of patients with scapulohumeral periarthritis and improve their shoulder mobility.



Key wordsZhuang medicine      Digital acupoint pressure      Hot ironing      Scapulohumeral periarthritis     
Published: 05 July 2017
Corresponding Authors: Huang Ge-Lang     E-mail: 2955339849@qq.com
About author: Executive Editor: Cui-Hong Zhu English Editor: Lin Li, Li-Yun-Cui, Ya-Song Wang, Xiao-Hua Zhang, Xiao-Dong Wang, Hong-Xu Zhu, Zhen-Yan Liu, Yi-Cheng Shi
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Zhou De-Wen, Zhou Kai, Guo Li, Lu Yan, Huang Ge-Lang. Clinical effects of digital acupoint pressure combined with hot ironing for scapulohumeral periarthritis in Zhuang medicine. Traditional Medicine Research, 2017, 2(3): 139-143. doi: 10.12032/TMR201707050

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Group Gender Age
(x?±s, years)
Course of disease
(x?±s, months)
Males Females
Treatment group 34 46 55.41±4.26 5.63±0.30
Control group 36 44 54.39±3.15 5.49±0.44
Table 1 General data
Figure 1 The points selected of digital acupoint pressure
Group No. Before treatment After treatment
Treatment group 80 7.64±1.25 3.49±0.98
Control group 80 7.50±1.29 5.33±1.26
Table 2 Shoulder pain score (x?±s)
Group No. Before treatment After treatment
Treatment group 80 50.40±10.14 73.24±7.20
Control group 80 48.00±9.58 60.71±10.46
Table 3 Shoulder joint inflammation score (x?±s)
Group No. Valid Invalid Effective rate
Grade I Grade II Grade III
Treatment group 80 12 36 21 11 86.25%
Control group 80 5 18 28 29 63.75%
Table 4 Effective rate
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