Climateric Syndrome/ménopause

vendredi 16 octobre 2009

Treatment of climacteric syndrome by ear-acupoint application in 30 cases
Abstract To observe the treatment of 30 patients with climacteric syndrome by ear-acupoint application, the main points were Kidney (MA-SC), Sympathetic (MA-AH 7), Er Shenmen (MA-TF 1) and Endocrine (MA-IC 3). In case of dizziness, loss of memory and headache, Liver (MA-SC 5), Subcortex (MA-AT 1), Adrenal Gland(MA-T) and Internal Ear (MA-L) were added ; in case of insomnia, restlessness, tidal fever and sweats, Heart (MA-IC), Lung (MA-IC 1) and Heart (MA-IC) were added. After 3-course treatment, the clinical symptoms disappeared and menstrual disorder obviously improved in 25 cases ; the clinical symptoms and the menstrual disorder obviously abated in 4 cases ; no change happened in 1 case. The total effective rate was 96,7%.
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Acupuncture and Auricular Acupressure in Relieving Menopausal Hot Flashes of Bilaterally Ovariectomized Chinese Women : A Randomized Controlled Trial

Auricular Acupressure– The selected auricular acupoints : sympathetic (AH6a), shenmen (TF4), adrenal gland (TG2p), subcortex (AT4), endocrine (CO18), kidney (CO10), heart (CO15) and liver (CO12).

After the above acupoints were sterilized with 75% alcohol, pieces of plaster with magnetic beads of proper size and good quality were stuck to the acupoints, which were then pressed slightly until the patient had an aching pain, numbness, distention and a warm sensation. The patients were asked to press the acupoints by themselves six times a day for a 3 min duration each time. It was explained that the strength of the pressing should make the local auricle congestive, flushed, hot and achy. The auricular acupressure was alternatively conducted on the two ears every 2 days. The plaster with magnetic beads was exchanged for a fresh set once a week.

Nomenclature chinoise des points

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