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The Effects of Sa-am Acupuncture Simpo-jeongkyeok Treatment on the Blood Pressure, Pulse Rate, and Body Temperature.

Choi WJ, Cho YY, Sun SH - J Pharmacopuncture (2015)

Bottom Line: A minimal BT increase for treatment at CV06 and CV12 and a minimal BT decrease for treatment at CV17 and (Ex) Yintang were found.Patients in the treatment group who visited more frequently experienced a greater decrease in the PR, but that effect was not maintained.The results suggest that SAA SPJK treatment has instant positive effects on the BP, PR, and BT in patients with HB, but the effects on the BP and PR are not maintained.

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Affiliation: Department of Neuropsychiatry, College of Korean Medicine, Sangji University, Wonju, Korea.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: The present study evaluated the effects of sa-am acupuncture (SAA) simpo-jeongkyeok (SPJK) treatment on the blood pressure (BP), pulse rate (PR), and body temperature (BT) of patients with hwa byung (HB).

Methods: This patient assessor blind, randomized, placebo controlled trial included 50 volunteers, divided randomly into two groups. The treatment group underwent SPJK (PC9, LR1, PC3, KI10) while the control (sham) group received minimal needle insertion at non acupoints. The BP in both arms, PR, and BT at several acupoints were measured before and after treatment at the 1(st), 2(nd), 3(rd), and 4(th) visits and before treatment at the follow-up visit. We analyzed data by using the repeated measured analysis of variance (RM ANOVA), Mann-Whitney U, and wilcoxon signed rank tests; differences at P < 0.05 were considered significant.

Results: No significant differences in the systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP) and PR between the treatment and control group were observed at each visit. However, the decrease in the SBP for the treatment group before and after each visit was significantly higher than it was in the control group. The SBP in both arms in the treatment group was decreased between visits 1 and 2, 1 and 3, 1 and 4, and 1 and follow-up. The DBP in both arms and in the right arm between visits 1 and 3 in the treatment group showed decreases. A minimal BT increase for treatment at CV06 and CV12 and a minimal BT decrease for treatment at CV17 and (Ex) Yintang were found. Patients in the treatment group who visited more frequently experienced a greater decrease in the PR, but that effect was not maintained.

Conclusion: The results suggest that SAA SPJK treatment has instant positive effects on the BP, PR, and BT in patients with HB, but the effects on the BP and PR are not maintained.

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Figure 002: Consort diagram outlining subject activities in this study. SPJK, simpo-jeongkyeok; F/U visit, follow-up visit.

Mentions: Two participants who did not meet the inclusion criteria and one participant with endocrine disorder from among the 53 participants at the screening step were excluded. Fifty participants were finally enrolled and finished the trials; there were no drop outs. Twenty five participants each were randomly place into the SPJK treatment group and the control group (Fig. 2) On the baseline characteristics, no significant differences in age, weight, drinking and smoking habits, marriage, medication, PR, both side systolic and diastolic BP, and BT were noted between the treatment and the control groups. The average height in the control group was 2.36 cm larger than that in the treatment group (156.48 ± 3.91 vs. 158.84 ± 3.68, P = 0.0328) (Table 1).


The Effects of Sa-am Acupuncture Simpo-jeongkyeok Treatment on the Blood Pressure, Pulse Rate, and Body Temperature.

Choi WJ, Cho YY, Sun SH - J Pharmacopuncture (2015)

Consort diagram outlining subject activities in this study. SPJK, simpo-jeongkyeok; F/U visit, follow-up visit.
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Figure 002: Consort diagram outlining subject activities in this study. SPJK, simpo-jeongkyeok; F/U visit, follow-up visit.
Mentions: Two participants who did not meet the inclusion criteria and one participant with endocrine disorder from among the 53 participants at the screening step were excluded. Fifty participants were finally enrolled and finished the trials; there were no drop outs. Twenty five participants each were randomly place into the SPJK treatment group and the control group (Fig. 2) On the baseline characteristics, no significant differences in age, weight, drinking and smoking habits, marriage, medication, PR, both side systolic and diastolic BP, and BT were noted between the treatment and the control groups. The average height in the control group was 2.36 cm larger than that in the treatment group (156.48 ± 3.91 vs. 158.84 ± 3.68, P = 0.0328) (Table 1).

Bottom Line: A minimal BT increase for treatment at CV06 and CV12 and a minimal BT decrease for treatment at CV17 and (Ex) Yintang were found.Patients in the treatment group who visited more frequently experienced a greater decrease in the PR, but that effect was not maintained.The results suggest that SAA SPJK treatment has instant positive effects on the BP, PR, and BT in patients with HB, but the effects on the BP and PR are not maintained.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Neuropsychiatry, College of Korean Medicine, Sangji University, Wonju, Korea.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: The present study evaluated the effects of sa-am acupuncture (SAA) simpo-jeongkyeok (SPJK) treatment on the blood pressure (BP), pulse rate (PR), and body temperature (BT) of patients with hwa byung (HB).

Methods: This patient assessor blind, randomized, placebo controlled trial included 50 volunteers, divided randomly into two groups. The treatment group underwent SPJK (PC9, LR1, PC3, KI10) while the control (sham) group received minimal needle insertion at non acupoints. The BP in both arms, PR, and BT at several acupoints were measured before and after treatment at the 1(st), 2(nd), 3(rd), and 4(th) visits and before treatment at the follow-up visit. We analyzed data by using the repeated measured analysis of variance (RM ANOVA), Mann-Whitney U, and wilcoxon signed rank tests; differences at P < 0.05 were considered significant.

Results: No significant differences in the systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP) and PR between the treatment and control group were observed at each visit. However, the decrease in the SBP for the treatment group before and after each visit was significantly higher than it was in the control group. The SBP in both arms in the treatment group was decreased between visits 1 and 2, 1 and 3, 1 and 4, and 1 and follow-up. The DBP in both arms and in the right arm between visits 1 and 3 in the treatment group showed decreases. A minimal BT increase for treatment at CV06 and CV12 and a minimal BT decrease for treatment at CV17 and (Ex) Yintang were found. Patients in the treatment group who visited more frequently experienced a greater decrease in the PR, but that effect was not maintained.

Conclusion: The results suggest that SAA SPJK treatment has instant positive effects on the BP, PR, and BT in patients with HB, but the effects on the BP and PR are not maintained.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus