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Influence of Electroacupuncture and Ear Acupoint on Depression Symptom and Quality of Life in Patients with Post-stroke Depression

Author ZuoLingYan
Tutor ZhuangZiQi
School Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Course Acupuncture and Massage
Keywords Depression after stroke Ear pressure EA HAMD depression scale
CLC R246
Type Master's thesis
Year 2009
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Stroke depression (Post stroke depression, PSD) occurs in a stroke include a variety of psychiatric symptoms and somatic symptoms of complex emotional disorders. Mainly for long-lasting depression , mental retardation and reduced interest and sleep disorders and other symptoms. In recent years , PSD pathogenesis , diagnosis and treatment and other studies reported in the literature , antidepressant drugs can cause varying degrees of Allergy and withdrawal syndrome , and toxicity smaller Chinese medicine treatment technology has increasingly become a clinical application focus , thus strengthening the PSD study for clinical search for a safe , simple , and effective new treatments has important practical significance. Objective : To observe the ear pressure with electro-acupuncture treatment of depression after stroke clinical efficacy. Methods: This randomized controlled trial, the qualified post-stroke depression patients , 60 patients were randomly divided into treatment group and control group . Treatment group of 31 cases with ear fit through the Governor Tiaoshen France EA , ear take God doors, heart, liver , spleen , brain ; electric Baihui Shenting Shenmen mainly with dialectical acupoints , such as: liver stagnation take Taichong, deficiency of both heart and take maidenhair , electric needle density wave , sparse wave frequency 5Hz, dense wave frequency of 50 Hz, intensity of 3.7mA, needle retention time of 30 minutes ; the control group of 29 patients with a tune through the Governor EA divine law , with dialectical acupoints. For both groups generally conventional treatment of stroke ; patients in both groups before treatment and after 6 weeks of treatment each application HAMD (17项) , Chinese medicine symptom scales , Rhone Planck sleep Standings score, to evaluate the efficacy of . Results: their longitudinal comparison : the treatment group after 6 weeks treatment HAMD, TCM Syndrome Scale score and sleep Standings score improvement , compared with before treatment was statistically significant (P <0.05). Horizontal comparison group 2 : After treatment , the treatment group and the control group HAMD score , TCM syndrome scale score , Rhone Planck sleep Standings score was significant difference statistically significant (P <0.05). HAMD score to determine the efficacy , the treatment group than the control group . Conclusion: Auricular acupuncture treatment with evidence of depression after stroke can improve the patient's overall depressive symptoms and improve the patient's quality of sleep , more effective than electro-acupuncture treatment in the control group .

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