Determine the Efficacy of Back-Shu Point Massage and Clinical Acupuncture in Chronic Asthma: A Randomized Control study

Nithya Kala, G (2019) Determine the Efficacy of Back-Shu Point Massage and Clinical Acupuncture in Chronic Asthma: A Randomized Control study. Masters thesis, Government Yoga and Naturopathy Medical College, Chennai.


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AIM AND OBJECTIVE: To provide reliable clinical evidence for the efficacy of Backshu Point Massage and Acupuncture in treating chronic asthma by using Peak flow meter and Asthma Quality of life questionnaire (AQLQ). BACKGROUND: Bronchial Asthma is a non-infectious chronic, inflammatory disorder of the airway affecting both adults and children in all parts of the world. The world health organization (WHO) estimated around 334 million people in all ages were affected and that more than 15 million disability –adjusted life-years are lost and 250,000 asthma deaths occur around the world annually. Asthma is diagnosed by various symptoms of wheeze, shortness of breath, cough, tightness of chest, and variable expiratory airflow limitations. Inhaled corticosteroid therapy and bronchodilators are predominantly used medication to treat asthma. But controversy exists about the risk and benefits of using bronchodilator drugs and corticosteroids .So due to the long term use of conventional drugs causing possible side effects, alternative, no risk, non-drug strategies treatment like backshu point massage and acupuncture can be used to reduce the side effects and to improve the lung function for the management of asthma. DESIGN AND METHOD: 60 chronic asthma subjects were randomized into Control Group A (Acupuncture; N = 30) and Study Group B (Acupuncture and Backshu Point Pressure; N= 30) on 1:1 ratio. The Subjects of Group A and Group B received their respective treatment one day. Data was collected before and after treatment using Peak flow meter for PEF and FEV1 Value- and Asthma Quality and Life Questionnaire (AQLQ). RESULTS: There was evidence of changes in improvement of pulmonary function on comparing between acupuncture group and acupuncture cum backshu group. Within the acupuncture group showed significant change in the quality of life done using Mini AQLQ (0.001) shown in Table 7. Also shows a significant increase in the PEF (p<0.006) and FEV1 (p<0.02) in acupuncture group. In the acupuncture cum backshu group significant changes are noted in the post study in quality of life (p<0.001) and in the PEF (p<0.001) and FEV1 (p<0.004) values. Duration of conducting the intervention is a key factor in showing positive changes in the results. CONCLUSION: This trial suggested that both Acupuncture and Backshu point pressure are better in reducing asthmatics.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No.461613003
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chronic asthma ; Acupuncture ; Backshu point pressure ; Asthma Quality of life questionnaire (AQLQ) ; Peak flow meter (PEF) ; Forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1).
Subjects: AYUSH > Acupuncture and Energy Medicine
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2019 00:07
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 02:06

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