Electroacupuncture treatment of 26 patients with extensive anxiety disorder
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Purpose To investigate the curative effect of electroacupuncture on anxiety neurosis.Method Twenty-six female patients with extensive anxiety neurosis were selected according to CCMD-2-R diagnostic criteria. Evaluations based on STAI were made before and after electroacupuncture treatment for 4 times. Points Baihui (GV 20), Shangxing (GV 23), Neiguan (PC 6), Shenmen (HT 7), Zusanli (ST 36), Sanyinjiao (SP 6) and Taichong (LR 3) were selected for electroacupuncture treatment. One course of treatment consisted of 10 days and a total of 3 courses were carried out.Results The effective rate was 80.8% at the completion of treatment. The scores of state-anxiety index (S-Al) and typical-anxiety index (T-Al) were significantly decreased as compared with before the treatment (P<0.01), especially in the patients with recovery or improvement (P<0.01 andP<0.05).Conclusion Electroacupuncture treatment has a good effect on extensive anxiety disorder and can avoid the dependence of the patients on anxiolytics.
Key WordsElectroacupuncture Anxiety Disorders Acupuncture-Moxibustion
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