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Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 22–24 | Cite as

Influence of transdermal electric stimulation of Neiguan (PC 6) on TCD in patients with acute migraine

  • Ye De-bao
  • Fang Jian-qiao
  • Song Ying-hui
  • Zhang Shu-yan
  • Ma Ze-yun
  • Liu Wei-ai
Clinical Study

Abstract

Purpose: In order to explore the clinical mechanism of Neiguan (PC 6) in the treatment of acute seizure of migraine and the relationship between Neiguan (PC 6) and cerebral blood flow. Methods: Clinically, 30 cases of the patients with acute seizure of migraine (ascending phase) were selected, in TCD abnormality, and divided randomly into the treatment group and control group, 15 cases in each group. In acute seizure of migraine, Neiguan (PC 6) was punctured with electric stimulation on the healthy side of the patients in the treatment group and Xuehai (SP 10) was punctured with electric stimulation on the healthy side of the patients in the control group. TCD was determined in the patients 30 min before and after the treatment.Results and conclusion: After transdermal electric stimulation on Neigua (PC 6), the velocity of intracranial blood flow was obviously slowed down, indicating that transdermal electric stimulation on Neiguan (PC 6) can effectively relieve the spasm of intracranial blood vessels and also shows its relative specificity.

Key Words

Point, PC 6 Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation Migraine 

CLC number

R441.1 

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© Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ye De-bao
    • 1
  • Fang Jian-qiao
    • 1
  • Song Ying-hui
    • 2
  • Zhang Shu-yan
    • 2
  • Ma Ze-yun
    • 2
  • Liu Wei-ai
    • 1
  1. 1.Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese MedicineHangzhouP.R. China
  2. 2.Alfiliated Hospital of Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese MedicineHangzhouP.R. China

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