主 办:北 京 中 医 药 大 学
ISSN 1006-2157 CN 11-3574/R

JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2021, Vol. 44 ›› Issue (6): 550-555.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2021.06.010

• Clinical Studies • Previous Articles     Next Articles

Effects of acupoint application of Fengtong Plaster on meridian state in patients with ankylosing spondylitis with kidney deficiency and governor vessel cold*

Jin Shuchun, Mao Jianchun#, Sun Ding, Zhou Jun, Wang Xiao, Zhu Zhujing, Deng Yuxin, Yang Yeying   

  1. Longhua Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 200032, China
  • Received:2021-01-25 Online:2021-06-30 Published:2021-06-25
  • Contact: Mao Jianchun, Chief Physician, Master’s Supervisor. Longhua Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. No. 725 South Wanping Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200032. E-mail: mjczyczx@163.com
  • Supported by:
    Scientific Research Project of Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (No. 17401971500)

Abstract: Objective To assess with telediagnosis system(TDS) the meridian states of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) with kidney deficiency and governor vessel cold treated with Fengtong (Wind-pain-relieving) Plaster at acupoints to explore the possible Objective TCM evaluation criteria for AS. Methods Randomized controlled trial was used to divide cases of AS with patterns of kidney deficiency and governor vessel cold into the treatment group and the control group. Both groups were treated with the conventional Western medicine Meloxicam and the treatment group was given acupoint application of Fengtong Plaster additionally for 4 weeks. TCM pattern scores and the proportion of the energy in the kidney meridian and bladder meridian in the energy in all the meridians before and after 4 weeks of treatment were observed and compared. Results After 4 weeks of treatment, the total effective rate of the treatment group reached 94.59% while that of the control group was 32.43% with statistically significant difference (P<0.05). In terms of specific symptoms such as stiffness of the back and waist, coldness of the back and waist, soreness and weakness of the lower back and knees, aversion to cold and desire for warmth, the treatment group improved more than the control group (P<0.05). There was no significant difference in the proportion of the energy in the kidney meridian within each group before treatment and after treatment and between groups after treatment (P>0.05). The proportion of the energy in the bladder meridian in the treatment group increased significantly after treatment compared with before treatment (P<0.01) while there was no significant increase in the control group before and after treatment (P>0.05). Compared with the control group, the proportion of the energy in the bladder meridian increased more significantly in the treatment group after treatment (P<0.05). Conclusion Fengtong Plaster acupoint application can improve the TCM efficacy in patients with AS with kidney deficiency and governor vessel cold and improve the proportion of the energy in the bladder meridian. TDS Meridian Detector may provide the basis for Objective evaluation of TCM efficacy for ankylosing spondylitis.

Key words: Fengtong Plaster, acupoint application, kidney deficiency and governor vessel cold, meridian, ankylosing spondylitis

CLC Number: 

  • R245.9