Objectives : This study was designed to evaluate comparative effects of body acupuncture and 8 constitution acupuncture on acute stage lumbago. Methods : 50 patients checked up the Pancreotonia with acute stage lumbago were randomly divided into 2 groups. One group(Control group) took body acupuncture therapy, and the other group(Test group) took 8 constitution acupuncture therapy. Visual analogue scale(VAS), lumbar flexion and extension were checked before and after acupuncture therapy for evaluating the improvement of lumbago. Wilcoxon signed rank test and Mann-Whitney U test of SPSS 15.0 for windows program were used for a statistical analysis. Results : Both body acupuncture therapy and 8 constitution acupuncture therapy showed good effect on acute stage lumbago. And test group showed better effect on decreasing of VAS and improving of lumbar flexion and extension than control group. There was only statistically significant difference between two groups in improving of lumbar flexion, while, decreasing of VAS and improving of lumbar extension were not significant statistically. Conclusions : 8 constitution acupuncture therapy can be recommended as a useful therapy to treat patients checked up the Pancreotonia with acute stage lumbago. Futher study is needed to confirm the effectiveness of 8 constitution acupuncture.
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