Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 1995 Sep; 15(9): 519-21.
[Effect of acupuncturing houxi and shenmen in treating cerebral traumatic dementia]
General Hospital of Chengdu Military Region.
Sixty-two cerebral traumatic dementia patients were randomly divided into two groups: acupuncture group (32 cases) and physiotherapy group (30 cases). The changes of mini-mental status examination (MMSE) scores and auditory evoked potential P300 were observed before and after treatment. Results: marked effective rate and effective rate of acupuncture group were 46.9% and 81.3% respectively, significantly higher than 10.0% and 30.0% of physiotherapy group (P < 0.01). It was found that after treatment the above-mentioned indexes in acupuncture group changed significantly (P < 0.05 - 0.001), while in physiotherapy group were not (P > 0.05). The therapeutic effect in acupuncture group was better than that in physiotherapy group (P < 0.001). The results confirmed that the cognitive function of cerebral traumatic dementia patients was enhanced effectively with acupuncturing at Houxi and Shemen.