To compare the clinical efficacy between electroacupuncture combined with heat-sensitive moxibustion and western medicine for treatment of premature ovarian failure.
Eighty patients were randomly divided into an electroacupuncture combined with heat-sensitive moxibustion group (group A, n=40) and a western medicine group (group B, n=40). Zîgōng (EX-CA 1), Xuèhâi (SP 10), Gānshū (BL 18) and Shènshū (BL 23) were selected in group A, and acupuncture combined with heat-sensitive moxibustion were carried out. Climen was taken orally in group B. The score changes of menstrual cycle, tidal fever and sweatiness, emotional excitement, soreness and weakness of waist and knees, dizziness and tinnitus, as well as the cured and markedly effective rate of the patients in the two groups before and after two courses of treatment were compared.
The cured and markedly effective rate of group A was 72.5% (29/40), which was superior to that of group B (37.5%, 15/40) (P<0.05). The symptom scores were improved significantly in the two groups after treatment (all P<0.05), and the improvement in group A was superior to that in group B (all P<0.05).
The efficacy of electroacupuncture combined with heat-sensitive moxibustion is superior to that of conventional western medicine in treatment of premature ovarian failure.
Authors: Meng-bo WXUa, 1,, Hai-yan TIANb, published in World Journal of Acupuncture – Moxibustion Volume 27, Issue 3, 30 September 2017, Pages 9–14, https://doi.org/10.1016/S1003-5257(17)30134-4