Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 1995 ; 20(2): 71-5.
[A study of relation between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and blood stasis--the effect of acupuncture promoting blood circulation to remove blood stasis]
Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Changzheng Hospital, Shanghai.
In this article, the clinical 31 cases patients with Rheumatoid artritis (RA) were observed and animal experiments were carried out on RA model rats and the treatment of acupuncture with combination of the different points was adopted. It was found that most of the 31 cases of RA patients had the signs of bloods stasis and abnormal hemorheology, statistical analysis indicated that there were significant differents between RA patients and healthy person. Red and swelling in joints of four limbs, ear and tail, clubbed toes, abnormal hemorheology, high in blood platelet aggregation and so on were found in model rats of RA, statistically, sinificant differents also exist between model rats of RA and healthy rats. The above indesexes in patients and model rats of RA were significantly improved after acupuncture treatment, which suggested that (1) there be a close relation between RA and blood stasis. (2) acupuncture play a role of promoting blood circulation to remove blood statis. (3) examination of hemorheology may be one of standards that development of RA and curative effect.