Effect of Chinese herb hot compression combined with shoulder arm exercise on patients with periarthritis

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Author:
ZHANG Ying-mei(HuiZhou Hosptial of Traditional China Medicine, Huizhou 516001, China)
LIU Yan-mei(HuiZhou Hosptial of Traditional China Medicine, Huizhou 516001, China)
LUO Ming(HuiZhou Hosptial of Traditional China Medicine, Huizhou 516001, China)
Journal Title:
International Journal of Nursing
Issue:
Volume 31, Issue 09, 2012
DOI:
10.3760/cma.j.issn.1673-4351.2012.09.019
Key Word:
Periarthritis; Chinese herb hot compression; Shoulder arm exercise

Abstract: Objective To explore the clinical therapeutic effect of Chinese herb hot compression combined with shoulder arm exercise on patients with periarthritis.Methods A total of 120 patients with periarthritis were divided into two groups randomly.The treatment group adopted Chinese herb hot compression and shoulder arm exercise,while the control group received acupuncture; both groups were taken treatment once each day for 10 continuous days,and a second course after 2days of rest.Results The effective rate was 91.7% of the treatment group and 80.0% of the control group,with significant differences ( P < 0.01 ).Both groups had a significant improvement on movement of shoulder joint (P < 0.01 ),and the treatment group was better than the control group ( P < 0.01 ).Conclusions The method of Chinese herb hot compression combined with shoulder arm exercise has good effect on treating patients with periarthritis,even better than acupuncture.

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