Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 1995 ; 20(2): 40-4.
[A study on factors of acupuncture methods affecting effects through acupuncture treatments for experimental gastric ulcer in rats]
Department of TCM, First Military Medical University, Guangzhou.
Many factors, such as the selection of acupoints, the interval between acupunctures, the acupuncture time, the manipulation and the specification of acupuncture needles, are capable of affecting curative effects. There were some studies on these factors ago. However each of these studies only related to a single factor. These studies could not reflect the clinical truth, and could not provide accurate overall data for medical staff. In order to solve the above problems, we carried out an animal experiment designed by L9 (3(4)) orthogonal design. The experiment which consisted of 9 acupuncture groups and 3 control ones was carried out in 108 rats, which were suffered from experimental gastric ulcer. In the experiment, the body weight, ulcer area, plasma SOD and LPO of each rat were observed. The results showed that in the acupuncture treatments for experimental gastric ulcer in rats, 10 minutes' electric acupuncture treatment using thinner needles and the method that each rat was treated every other day were the best methods. The reason why the above results came into being was elucidated in this paper.