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Clinical observation of pricking blood combined with moxibustion for acute gouty arthritis



Clinical observation of pricking blood combined with moxibustion for acute gouty arthritis



Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 35(9): 885-888



To compare the clinical effective differences between pricking blood combined with moxibustion and west medication for acute gouty arthritis. Forty patients with acute gouty arthritis were randomly divided into a pricking blood combined with moxibustion group (a combination group) and a western medication group, 20 cases in each one. In the combination group, pricking blood was used at the most painful points of the red turgid and painful joint once three days, total 3 times; moxibustion was applied at the same joint for 15-20 min, once a day. The moxibustion was adopted for 10 days. In the western medication group, 0. 3 g ibuprofen was prescribed orally twice a day for 10 days. The changes of uric acid (UA), high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and the joint syndrome and symptom score before and after: treatment were observed. Results In the two groups, the UA, the hs-CRP, the ESR and the joint syndrome and symptom scores were lower than those before treatment (all P<0. 05). After treatment, the UA, the ESR and the joint syndrome and symptom scores in the combination group were declined more apparently than those in the western medication group (all P<0. 05). The total effective rate in the combination group was 85. 0% (17/20) which was better than 75. 0% (15/20) in the western medication group (P<0. 05). Pricking blood combined with moxibustion could improve the joint symptoms more effectively and the effect is better than ibuprofen orally.

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