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JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2019, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (6): 523-529.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2019.06.015

• Acupuncture & Moxibustion • Previous Articles    

Effect of preventive treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis with umbilical therapy based on preventive acupuncture*

Qian Hua, Lu Zhu, Song Chenyan, Yang Yingying, Fu Hanying, Zhu Shipeng, Dong Qin   

  1. Second School of Clinical Medicine, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Jiangsu 210023, China
  • Online:2019-06-05 Published:2019-06-05
  • Contact: Prof. Dong Qin, Ph.D., Master’s Supervisor. Second School of Clinical Medicine, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, 138 Xianlin Road, Qixia District, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210023. E-mail: ling6112@126.com.

Abstract: Objective To observe the clinical preventive effects of umbilical therapy based on preventive acupuncture on seasonal allergic rhinitis.Methods 102 patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis were divided into three groups with random number table: spring-autumn treatment group, autumn treatment group and control group, 34 cases in each group, and 93 cases were included in the final statistical analysis (the autumn treatment group lost 2 cases and the control group lost 7). The spring-autumn treatment group received umbilical therapy consisting prescriptions of Guizhi(Cinnamon Twig) Decoction, Yupingfeng(Jade Screen) Powder and Canger(Xanthium) Powder for four weeks before the Beginning of Spring (the day marking the beginning of the 1st solar term according to Chinese lunar calendar, usually on Feb. 3, 4 or 5) and the Beginning of Autumn (the day marking the beginning of the 13th solar term, usually on Aug. 7, 8, or 9). The autumn treatment group received treatment only for four weeks before the Beginning of Autumn, while the Control Group received no intervention. Patients were scored according to Total Nasal Symptom Score (TNSS) and Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (RQLQ) before and after treatment for clinical efficacy evaluation.Result Compared with the the scores before treatment and those of the control group, the total scores of TNSS and RQLQ respectively in the two treatment groups decreased after preventive treatment (P<0.05). There was no significant difference in the curative effect between the spring-autumn treatment group after the spring treatment and the autumn treatment group after the autumn treatment (P>0.05). The total effective rate of the spring-autumn treatment group after the autumn treatment (70.59%) was higher than that of the same group after the spring treatment (58.82%) and that of the autumn treatment group after the autumn treatment (53.13%). The effective rate of patients with a long course of disease (27.78%) was lower than that of those with a short course (75.00%). The total effective rate for different patterns were 69.70% for deficiency-cold of lung-qi, 46.67% for insufficiency of kidney-yang and 38.89% for weakness of spleen-qi respectively.Conclusion The umbilical therapy based on preventive acupuncture can prevent seasonal allergic rhinitis effectively, and improve the clinical symptoms and life quality of patients significantly. Its efficacy is related to the number of treatments, the course of disease and the type of pattern according to Chinese medicine.

Key words: seasonal allergic rhinitis, preventive acupuncture, umbilical therapy, clinical efficacy

CLC Number: 

  • R256.1