Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 15–16 | Cite as

Treatment of vascular dementia by acupuncture: A review

  • Huang Qin-feng
Forum on Special Disease: Dementia


Related to treatment of senile dementia, 53 articles conformed the statistical demand were analyzed, finding commonly used methods are acupuncture, moxibustion, acupoint-injection, electro-acupuncture, ocular-acupuncture, scalp-acupuncture, digital-acupuncture and acupuncture plus other therapies, key treatment principle is opening orifice and invigorating brain, frequent selected acupoints are Baihui (GV 20), Zusanli (ST 36), Fengchi (GB 20), Fenglong (ST 40), Neiguan (PC 6), Shuigou (GV 26), etc; and the total effective rate is 89.62%.

Key Words

Dementia, Vascular Acupuncture-moxibustion Review Literature 


  1. [1]
    HUANG Qin-feng, QI Li-zhen. Acupuncture and Moxibusition on 54 Disorders. 1st Edition. Shanghai Publishing House of Science and Technology. 2002: 1–2.Google Scholar

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© Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian & Springer 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Huang Qin-feng
    • 1
  1. 1.Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and MeridianShanghaiChina

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