Clinical observation on auricular point magnetotherapy for treatment of senile low back pain

Gui Ping Sun

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OBJECTIVE: To compare the therapeutic effects of auricular point magnetotherapy and auricular point sticking of Vaccaria seed on senile low back pain. METHODS: Sixty cases, aged 60 or over 60 years with back pain, were randomly divided into 2 groups, a control group and a test group. The control group were treated with auricular sticking of Vaccaria seed with no pressing, and the test group with sticking magnetic bead of 66 gauss each piece with no pressing. Auricular points, Shenmen, Kidney, Bladder, Yaodizhui, Gluteus, Liver and Spleen were selected. Three weeks constituted one course. The effects before, during and after the course were assessed by questionnaire about back pain. RESULTS: Compared with the control group, in the test group the back pain was more effectively improved, including reducing pain and numbness in the back and the legs, decreasing the disorder of physical strength induced by this disease, and improving daily life quality of the patient. Follow-up survey for 2-4 weeks showed the effects still were kept. CONCLUSION: Auricular magnetotherapy can effectively improve senile back pain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-114
Number of pages3
JournalZhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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