Acupuncture is more effective than the drug Motilium in treating gastroparesis. - GreenMedInfo Summary
[Observation on the therapeutic effect of needling method for harmonizing spleen-stomach on diabetic gastroparesis].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007 Apr;27(4):258-60. PMID: 17585668
OBJECTIVE: To compare the therapeutic effects of acupuncture and Motilium on diabetic gastroparesis (DGP). METHODS: Seventy-two cases of DGP were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group. The treatment group were treated with needling method for harmonizing spleen-stomach as main, with Quchi (LI 11), Hegu (LI 4), Zhongwan (CV 12), Zusanli (ST 36), Fenglong (ST 40), Yinlingquan (SP 9), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Xuehai (SP 10), Diji (SP 8), and others selected, twice each day, 10 days constituting one course, with an in terval of 2 days; the control group were treated with oral administration of Motilium 10 mg, 3 times each day, 30 min before meals. RESULTS: The total effective rate of 91.7% in the treatment group was better than 77.8% in the control group (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: The therapeutic effect of the needling method for harmonizing spleen-stomach on diabetic gastroparesis is better than that of Motilium.