[Observation on therapeutic effect of age-related macular degeneration treated with acupuncture]

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2011 Jan;31(1):43-5.
[Article in Chinese]


Objective: To seek the effective treatment for age-related macular degeneration(AMD).

Methods: Eighty-four cases (ninety affected eyes) with AMD were randomly devided into an acupuncture group (fifty-six cases, sixty eyes)and a medication group (twenty-eight cases,thirty eyes). In the acupuncture group, Guangming (GB 37), Jingming(BL 1), Cuanzhu (BL 2), Taiyang (EX-HN 5), Sibai (ST 2), Yangbai (GB 14), Tongziliao (GB 1), Fengchi (GB 20), Ganshu (BL 18), Shenshu (BL 23) and Fenglong (ST 40) were punctured. The medication group was treated by oral administration of Vitamin C and Vitamin E and intramuscular injection of Entodon. The therapeutic effects were evaluated after treatment.

Results: The total effective rate was 88.3% (53/60) in acupuncture group which was better than that of 60.0% (18/30) in medication group (P < 0.05).

Conclusion: Acupuncture has a good clinical effect on AMD.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acupuncture Points*
  • Acupuncture Therapy*
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Macular Degeneration / therapy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Treatment Outcome