63 patients (avg. 46 yrs, 58 male, 7 female), with atrophic gastritis with distention, stomachache, hiccup, poor appetite, emaciation, etc., 35 patients treatment with acupuncture and 38 with Vitamin U Belladonna and Aluminium Capsules
BL18, BL21, SP6, KI3, ST44
Liver Qi Stagnation: LR14, ST20
Stomach Heat Impairing Yin: RN23, RN24, BL23
10 treatments as a therapeutic period were performed once everyday or once every other day. After 30 treatments i.e. 3 periods, the result showed 29 (83%) cured, 4 (11%) significantly improved, and 2 (6%) improved. The result was significant better than the control group treated with Vitamin U Belladonna and Aluminium Capsules
Zhang Y, Gong F (2003). Acupuncture treatment with the method of nourishing stomach yin to patient with atrophic gastritis. Journal of Nanjing TCM University, 19(3):175.