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(2017) Analysis of the Characteristics of Acupoint Selection in the Treatment of Gout by Acupuncture
‘Abstract: One hundred and eighteen studies met the inclusive criteria, and involved 67 main acupoints. The most commonly used acupoints were Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Ashi point, Zusanli (ST 36), Yinlingquan (SP 9), and Taichong (LR 3). The main acupoints mainly belonged to the Spleen, Stomach and Liver Meridian. Association rule analysis showed that Ashi point, Zusanli (ST 36) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6) had the highest correlation of all the selected acupoints. The cluster analysis showed five core clustering groups. Acupuncture treatment of gout focuses on acupoints along meridians and the acupoints around the affected joint.’
Liu XL , Han DJ, Yang XY. (2017) Analysis of the Characteristics of Acupoint Selection in the Treatment of Gout by Acupuncture. Europe PMC. 01 Dec 2017, 42(6):557-
(2016) Acupuncture for serum uric acid in patients with asymptomatic hyperuricemia: A randomized, double-
‘Acupuncture treatment. The used acupoints were bilateral Five Shu in Spleen Meridian: SPl (Yinbai), SP2 (Dadu), SP3 (Taibai), SP5 (Shangqiu), and SP9 (Yinlingquan). The needles were inserted and stimulated manually until DeQi was achieved and thereafter stimulated at 10-
This is a symptomatic form of acupuncture treatment and not a holistic approach as to why the person has developed hyperuricaemia in the first place.
Yingjuan Huang, Jun Meng, Baoguo Sun, Ting Xiang, Xin Zhou, Biyu Xu, Yingzi Wu, Zexiong Chen, & Shijun Zhang. (2016) Acupuncture for serum uric acid in patients with asymptomatic hyperuricemia: A randomized, double-
(2016) Update on the Clinical Effect of Acupuncture Therapy in Patients with Gouty Arthritis: Systematic Review and Meta-
‘RESULTS. We analyzed data from 28 RCTs involving 2237 patients with gouty arthritis. Compared with conventional pharmacological treatments acupuncture was more effective in rendering patients free from symptoms after 24 hours, lowering serum urate, alleviating pain associated with gouty arthritis, and decreasing the Erythrocyte Sedimentation rate (ESR); regarding C-
(2013) Acupuncture for gouty arthritis: a concise report of a systematic and meta-
'RESULTS: Ten RCTs involving 852 gouty arthritis patients were systematically reviewed. Among them six studies of 512 patients reported a significant decrease in uric acid in the treatment group compared with a control group, while two studies of 120 patients reported no significant decrease in uric acid in the treatment group compared with the control group. The remaining four studies of 380 patients reported a significant decrease in visual analogue scale score in the treatment group.
CONCLUSION: The results of the studies included here suggest that acupuncture is efficacious as complementary therapy for gouty arthritis patients. More research and well-
Lee WB, Woo SH et al., (2013) Acupuncture for gouty arthritis: a concise report of a systematic and meta-
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