The efficacy and safety of traditional Chinese medicine physiotherapy combined with acupoint injection on diabetic peripheral neuropathy: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis

Medicine (Baltimore). 2022 Dec 16;101(50):e31467. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000031467.

Abstract

Background: The efficacy and safety of traditional Chinese medicine physiotherapy combined with acupoint injection in treating diabetic peripheral neuropathy remains unknown. As a result, we will conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the evidence.

Methods: We will look for pertinent randomized controlled trials in the following databases: China National Knowledge Infrastructure, WanFangData, Chinese biological medical database, Medline, Cochrane Library, PubMed, and Embase up to January 2022. Following the standards of Cochrane Review 6.2, 2 researchers independently evaluated the quality of the evidence in the relevant papers. Data analysis will be conducted by using Review Manager 5.4, including statistical analysis, subgroup analysis, making forest plot and funnel chart.

Results: The results will be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal.

Conclusion: The research will verify the safety and efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine physiotherapy in combination with acupoint injection for diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

MeSH terms

  • Acupuncture Points
  • Diabetes Mellitus*
  • Diabetic Neuropathies* / therapy
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal* / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Medicine, Chinese Traditional / methods
  • Meta-Analysis as Topic
  • Research Design
  • Systematic Reviews as Topic

Substances

  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal