Acupuncture combined with vesiculating cupping for
110 patients with rheumatoid arthritis
LIU Yi-ru (刘一儒)1, QIAO Sheng-qian (乔圣茜)2
1. Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Southwest Jiaotong University-E’mei Campus, E’mei 614202, Sichuan Province, China; 2. Muhe Health Club, Tianning District of Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province（1. 西南交通大学峨眉校区医院针灸科，四川峨眉 614202，中国；2. 江苏省常州市沐和·养生会所）
First author:LIU Yi-ru (1960-), female, associate chief physician.
Research field: prevention of cancer, health preservation and health care.
Accepted on June 22, 2015
Objective To explore the clinical efficacy of acupuncture combined with vesiculating cupping in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods A total of 110 patients with RA were randomly divided into an acupuncture combined with vesiculating cupping group (group A) and an acupuncture combined with non-vesiculating cupping group (group B). Treatment was conducted once a day in two groups, and ten days were considered as one course of treatment. The total effective rate was observed after treatment for three courses. Results The difference in cured and markable effective rate of group A and group B was obviously significant [81.82%(45/55) vs 18.18% (10/55), P<0.01], the difference in total effective rate of group A and group B was significant [96.36%(53/55) vs 69.09%(38/55), P<0.05], indicating that the efficacy in group A was significantly superior to that of group B. Conclusion Acupurcture combined with vesiculating cupping therapy achieves more satisfactory efficacy on RA compared with acupuncture combined with non-vesiculating cupping therapy.
KEY WORDS: Rheumatoid arthritis; acupuncture; cupping; vesiculating therapy
[摘 要] 目的：探讨针刺拔罐发泡疗法治疗类风湿性关节炎的临床疗效。方法：将110例类风湿性关节炎（rheumatoid arthritis）随机分为针刺拔罐发泡疗法组（A）和针刺拔罐不发泡组（B），两组均为1日1次，10天为一疗程。3个疗程后观察其总有效率。结果：针刺拔罐发泡疗法与针刺拔罐不发泡法组的愈显率差异有统计学意义[81.82%（45/55）vs 18.18%（10/55），P<0.01]，针刺拔罐发泡疗法与针刺拔罐不发泡法组的总有效率差异有统计学意义[96.36%（53/55）vs 69.09%（38/55），P<0.05]。结论：针刺拔罐发泡疗法治疗类风湿性关节炎疗效明显优于针刺拔罐不发泡。
[关键词] 类风湿性关节炎 针刺法 拔罐法 发泡法