Clinical Observation on Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniation by Acupuncture and Moxibustion Combined with Drug Ironing

  • Xinnian Guo
Keywords: Acupuncture and moxibustion combined with medicine ironing; Lumbar intervertebral disc herniation; Clinical observation; Muscle pain

Abstract

People are more and more aware of the harm of lumbar disc herniation to the body. In this multicenter randomized controlled study, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of medicated ironing and hot compress (ECS) plus acupuncture (EA) in patients with lumbar disc herniation dysfunction. 100 patients with lumbar disc herniation dysfunction were collected. All patients received routine treatment for one month from the first day of symptoms. They were randomly assigned to receive ironing hot compress, ironing hot compress and acupuncture treatment once a day for one month. The average duration of lumbar disc pain in the four groups was similar (P > 0.05). Comparing with the patients treated with medicine ironing and hot compress, the time of patients treated with medicine ironing and hot compress plus acupuncture and moxibustion was significantly shorter (P < 0.05). In patients with lumbar disc herniation, the first time of pain relief was the shortest (89.3 25.5 h) in patients treated with medicine ironing and hot compress plus acupuncture, which was significantly different from the control group (134 31.1 h). Acupuncture and moxibustion combined with medicinal ironing and hot compress are beneficial to the recovery of lumbar intervertebral disc herniation dysfunction.

Published
2019-09-01