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[Observation on therapeutic effect of moxibustion with thunder-fire herbal moxa stick on xerophthalmia of oligodacrya].

AbstractOBJECTIVE:
To observe clinical therapeutic effect of moxibustion with thunder-fire herbal moxa stick on xerophthalmia of oligodacrya.
METHODS:
Seventy cases were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group. The observation group (n=36) were treated with moxibustion with thunder-fire herbal moxa stick at Cuanzhu (BL 2), Yuyao (EX-HN 4), Tongziliao (GB 1), Taiyang (EX-HN 5), Sibai (ST 2), Jingming (BL 1), etc. and massage of acupoints and lacrimal gland around the eye. The control group (n=34) were treated with local dripping Leiran Diyanye. Changes of the main symptoms, tears secretion test, lacrimal membrane breaking time and corneal fluorescent staining before and after treatment were observed in the two groups.
RESULTS:
After treatment, sensation of dryness and foreign body sensation in the eye, asthenopia and gross symptoms significantly improved (P<0.01) in the two groups, and the observation group in the improvement of the sensation of dryness and foreign body sensation in the eye and the gross symptoms was better than the control group (P<0.05); tears secretion test significantly improved and was better in the observation group than that in the control group (P<0.05); lacrimal membrane breaking time and corneal fluorescent staining were improved in the two groups (P<0.05), and the improvement of lacrimal membrane breaking time in the observation group was more obvious than that in the control group (P<0.05).
CONCLUSION:
Moxibustion with thunder-fire herbal moxa stick has good therapeutic effect on xerophthalmia of oligodacrya.
AuthorsLu-Quan Chen
JournalZhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion (Zhongguo Zhen Jiu) Vol. 28 Issue 8 Pg. 585-8 (Aug 2008) ISSN: 0255-2930 [Print] China
PMID18767584 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article, Randomized Controlled Trial)
Chemical References
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal
Topics
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal (administration & dosage)
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Moxibustion (methods)
  • Tears (secretion)
  • Vision, Ocular
  • Xerophthalmia (physiopathology, therapy)

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