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Zhao C.-F.,Hubei Xiaogan Central Hospital | Liu X.-A.,Hubei Xiaogan Central Hospital | Ding Y.,Hubei Xiaogan Central Hospital
Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science | Year: 2014

Objective: To observe the effect of Chinese herbal fumigation combined with three-step tuina manipulation on concentration of endothelin (ET) and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and vertigo in patients with vertebral artery cervical spondylosis (VACS).Methods: A total of 120 eligible cases were randomly allocated into an observation group and a control group, 60 in each group. Cases in the observation group were treated with Chinese herbal fumigation combined with three-step tuina manipulation, whereas cases in the control group were treated with oral Flunarizine Hydrochloride Capsules.Results: After treatment, vertigo in both groups was alleviated; there were intra-group significant differences in ET decrease and CGRP increase (P<0.01, P<0.05); and there were also inter-group significant differences (both P<0.05).Conclusion: Chinese herbal fumigation combined with three-step tuina manipulation can regulate the levels of ET and CGRP and improve vertigo in patients with VACS. Its therapeutic efficacy is superior to oral Flunarizine Hydrochloride Capsules. © 2014, Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Source

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