J Tradit Chin Med. 1997 Jun; 17(2): 109-15.
Clinical and experimental studies on acupuncture treatment of apoplexy at the convalescent stage by consciousness-restoring method.
First Affiliated Hospital, Tianjin College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The consciousness-restoring method and the conventional method of acupuncture were used for treatment of 92 cases of apoplexy at the convalescent stage. They were randomly divided into 2 groups: the consciousness-restoring group (50 cases), and the conventional group (42 cases). The therapeutic results show that the cure rates in the former and latter groups are 43% and 16.67% respectively. The markedly effective and effective rates in the former group are significantly higher than that in the latter group. The experimental results demonstrate that there is remarkable improvement in the majority of criteria of blood rheology, blood lipid, micro-circulation and thrombus formation in vitro, in the former group, and the degree and extent of improvement are markedly better than the latter group.