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Yu Z.,No.1 Peoples Hospital of Yancheng City | Yuan H.,No.1 Peoples Hospital of Yancheng City | Xu L.,Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine | Zhan Z.,Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science | Year: 2011

Objective: To observe the effects of moxibustion on hemoglobin and immunoglobulin in cervical cancer patients on radiotherapy. Methods: Sixty-six patients with cervical cancer were randomized into a moxibustion group (n=36) and a control group (n=30), and underwent the same radiotherapy; during the radiotherapy period, the moxibustion group was given moxibustion at Shenque (CV 8) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6), and the control group was given no other treatment. Agar diffusion method was employed to detect the concentrations of hemoglobin and immunoglobulin in peripheral blood before and after treatment. Results: After eight-week treatment, the concentrations of hemoglobin and immunoglobulin were higher in the moxibustion group than those in the control group, with a significant difference in the concentration of IgG between the two groups (P<0. 01). Conclusion: Moxibustion can increase the concentrations of hemoglobin and immunoglobulin in cervical cancer patients on radiotherapy to improve the immunity. © 2011 Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Source

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