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Observation on short and long-term effects of Tuina for treatment of infants eczema

Abstract Title: [Observation on short and long-term effects of Tuina for treatment of infants eczema]. Abstract Source: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009 Aug;29(8):655-7. PMID: 19947273 Abstract Author(s): Yu-hua He, Jing Kang, Guang-zhen Liu Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To access the therapeutic effect of Tuina for treatment of infants eczema. METHODS: Two hundred and forty children with eczema were randomly divided into a Tuina group and a medication group, 120 cases in each group. The Tuina group was treated with Tuina on ten points using the thumb and middle finger, and the medication group was treated with oral administration of Chlorpheniramine and topical application of zinc oxide ointment or Youzhuoer ointment, etc. The therapeutic effects were evaluated after 3 weeks. RESULTS: The cured-markedly effective rate and total effective rate were 94.2% and 99.2% in the Tuina group and 98.0% and 100.0% in the medication group, respectively, the therapeutic effects were similar in the two groups (both P>0.05); 6 months after treatment, the recurrence rate of 3.8% in the Tuina group was significantly lower than 42.9% in the medication group (P<0.01), and there were no adverse reactions in the whole research process. CONCLUSION: Tuina on ten points for treatment of infants eczema has unequivocal short-term effect, a stable long-term effect, and low recurrence rate. Article Published Date : Aug 01, 2009
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Effectiveness and safety of Chinese massage therapy (Tui Na) on post-stroke spasticity: a prospective multicenter randomized controlled trial.

Related Articles Effectiveness and safety of Chinese massage therapy (Tui Na) on post-stroke spasticity: a prospective multicenter randomized controlled trial. Clin Rehabil. 2017 Jul;31(7):904-912 Authors: Yang YJ, Zhang J, Hou Y, Jiang BY, Pan HF, Wang J, Zhong DY, Guo HY, Zhu Y, Cheng J Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of Chinese massage therapy (Tui Na) for patients with post-stroke spasticity. DESIGN: A prospective, multicenter, blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled intervention trial. SUBJECT: A total of 90 patients with post-stroke spasticity were randomly assigned to the experimental (Tui Na therapy) group ( n = 45) or control (placebo Tui Na therapy) group ( n = 45). INTERVENTION: Participants in the experimental group received Tui Na therapy, while those in the control group received placebo-Tai Na (gentle rubbing) for 20-25 minutes per limb, once per day, five days per week for a total of four weeks. All participants in both groups received conventional rehabilitation. MAIN MEASURE: The Modified Ashworth Scale, the Fugl-Meyer Assessment and the Modified Barthel Index were used to assess the severity of spasticity, motor function of limbs and activities of daily living, respectively. Assessments were performed at baseline, at four weeks and at three months. RESULTS: Tui Na group had a significantly greater reduction in Modified Ashworth Scale in only four muscle groups than the control did (elbow flexors, P = 0.026; wrist flexors, P = 0.005; knee flexors, P = 0.023; knee extensors, P = 0.017). Improvements were sustained at three months follow-up. There was no significant difference between the two groups in Fugl-Meyer Assessment ( P = 0.503) and Modified Barthel Index ( P = 0.544). No adverse reaction was recorded in any of the cases mentioned at all study sites. CONCLUSIONS: Tui Na might be a safe and effective treatment to reduce post-stroke spasticity of several muscle groups. PMID: 27512098 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]