[Acupuncture for treatment of hyperplasia of mammary gland and its effects on images and hemodynamics in the mammary gland]

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2005 Sep;25(9):619-21.
[Article in Chinese]

Abstract

Objective: To observe therapeutic effect of acupuncture on hyperplasia of mammary gland and its effects on images and hemodynamics in mammary gland.

Methods: Ninety-five cases were randomly divided into acupuncture group (n=60) and control group (n=35). They were treated respectively by acupuncture and external application of Rupixiaotie Plaster for 3 courses. Their clinical therapeutic effects, and changes of acoustic images of hyperplastic gland and hemodynamics, infrared scanning of mammary gland and images of X-ray of molybdenum palladium of the breast were investigated.

Results: In the treatment group, blood flow resistance index (RI) in hyperliterative mammary gland was decreased, the images of X-ray and forms of blood vessels were improved, the dark degree of gland reduced, which all were superior to those of the control group (P < 0.05 or P < 0.01); the total effective rate was 95.0%.

Conclusion: Acupuncture has a remarkable therapeutic effect, and it can reduce the blood flow resistance index in the hyperliferative mammary gland, improve the images of X-ray of mammary tissue and the form of blood vessels and decrease the dark degree of the gland.

MeSH terms

  • Acupuncture Therapy
  • Breast
  • Hemodynamics
  • Humans
  • Hyperplasia*
  • Mammary Glands, Human*