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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2014, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (6): 420-423.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2014.06.014

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Curative effect of needling in 3 acupoints around eye and Fengchi (GB20) on optic atrophy

YAN Xiao-ling, WEI Qi-ping, LI Li, ZHOU Jian   

  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Dongfang Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100078
  • Received:2014-01-12 Online:2014-06-30 Published:2014-06-30

Abstract: Objective To study the curative effect of needling in 3 acupoints around eye [Jingming (BL1), Chengqi (ST1) and Shangming] and Fengchi (GB20) on optic atrophy. Methods The patients (n=40) were randomly divided into treatment group and control group (each n=20) by applying prospective randomized controlled method. Control group was given Chinese medicinal decoction and support therapy of nerve nutrition, and treatment group was given acupuncture in Jingming (BL1), Chengqi (ST1), Shangming and Fengchi (GB20) once a day besides of the same treatment as control group. After 4 w, the changes of vision, visual field and visual evoked potential (VEP) were observed in two groups. Results The total effective rate was 81% in treatment group and 52% in control group. After treatment and in treatment group, vision was significantly improved, mean light sensitivity (MS) increased significantly, mean defect (MD) decreased significantly and evoked potential amplitude increased significantly(P<0.05). Conclusion Needling in 3 acupoints around eye and Fengchi (GB20) has good curative effect on optic atrophy.

Key words: optic atrophy, acupuncture, three acupoints around eye, Fengchi (GB20), vision, visual field, visual evoked potential

CLC Number: 

  • R245.3