acupuncture found effective to treat atrophic gastritis

Patient Information

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 

Basic Points

BL18, BL21, SP6, KI3, ST44 

Modification

Liver Qi Stagnation: LR14, ST20

Stomach Heat Impairing Yin: RN23, RN24, BL23

 

Treatment and Outcomes

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.

 

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