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[Effect of electronic moxibustion on memory function in patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu ; 40(4): 352-6, 2020 Apr 12.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32275360
ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVE:

To observe the effect of electronic moxibustion on memory function in the patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI).

METHODS:

A total of 59 aMCI patients were randomized into an electronic moxibustion group (30 cases) and a placebo moxibustion group (29 cases). In the electronic moxibustion group, the electronic moxibustion was applied to Baihui (GV 20), Dazhui (GV 14), Mingmen (GV 4) and Taixi (KI 3), 45 ℃ in temperature, 20 min each time. The treatment was given once a day, 5 times a week. The treatment for 4 weeks was as one course and 2 courses were required totally. In the placebo moxibustion group, the moxa-free patch was used, 38 ℃ in temperature. The acupoint selection and the treatment frequency were same as the electronic moxibustion group. Before and after treatment, Rivermead behavior memory test (RBMT) was adopted to evaluate the global memory function of the patients in the two groups and the N-back task test was adopted to evaluate working memory function separately. Additionally, the mini-mental state examination (MMSE) and its immediate memory, Montreal cognitive assessment (MoCA) and its delay recall were adopted to evaluate the global cognitive function and memory function.

RESULTS:

In the electronic moxibustion group, after treatment, RBMT score, N-back accuracy rates, MMSE and MoCA scores and the scores of immediate memory and delay recall were improved significantly as compared with those before treatment (P<0.01). In the placebo moxibustion group, the accuracy rates of 1-back and 2-back task and the scores of immediate memory and delay recall were improved obviously as compared with those before treatment (P<0.05, P<0.01). After treatment, the improvements of RBMT score, the accuracy rates of N-back task and MMSE and MoCA scores in the electronic moxibustion group were higher than those in the placebo moxibustion group (P<0.05).

CONCLUSION:

Electronic moxibustion improves memory function in the patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment.
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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Disfunção Cognitiva / Amnésia / Memória / Moxibustão Aspecto clínico: Prognóstico / Terapia Limite: Humanos Idioma: Chinês Revista: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu Assunto da revista: Terapias Complementares Ano de publicação: 2020 Tipo de documento: Artigo