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dc.contributor.authorSuen, LKPen_US
dc.contributor.authorYeh, CHen_US
dc.identifier.citation遼寧中醫雜誌 (Liaoning journal of traditional Chinese medicine), 2015, v. 42, no. 7, p. 1325-1326en_US
dc.description.abstractObjective: To examine the effectiveness of adopting a standardized protocol of auricular therapy( AT) using magnetic pellets on clients with uncontrolled hypertension. Methods: Sixty eligible participants were invited to receive a 4-week auricular therapy using magnetic pellets. Seven auricular points( Liver,Heart,Kidney,Sympathetic,Ear apex,Groove of the Dorsal Surface and Superior Triangular Fossa) which are thought to have an effect on regulating blood pressure were selected. The participants in the experimental group received an integrative approach( AT supplementing Western medication). The clients in the comparison group received the same kind of pellets as that in the experimental group,but were additionally asked to press the pellets against the acupoints thrice daily. Results: The participants in both groups succeeded in regaining better control of blood pressure after incorporating AT into Western treatment. No significant differences in the effect were noted between the two groups. Similar therapeutic effects could be observed in clients of either excessive or deficiency syndrome. Conclusion: This study has demonstrated positive effects of AT with magnetic pellets together with western medication in the management of uncontrolled mild hypertension. Therapeutic effect can also be achieved even without magnetic pellet pressing. The selected acupoints could be applicable to clients with hypertension of either excessive or deficiency syndrome.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSchool of Nursingen
dc.description.tableofcontents2015-2016 > Academic research: refereed > Publication in refereed journalen_US
dc.relation.ispartof遼寧中醫雜誌 (Liaoning journal of traditional Chinese medicine)en_US
dc.rights© 2015 中国学术期刊电子杂志出版社。本内容的使用仅限于教育、科研之目的。en_US
dc.rights© 2015 China Academic Journal Electronic Publishing House. It is to be used strictly for educational and research purposes.en_US
dc.subjectAuricular pointen_US
dc.subjectAuricular therapyen_US
dc.subjectTCM diagnosis differentiationen_US
dc.titleTo evaluate the effectiveness of a standardized protocol of auricular therapy using magnetic pellets on clients with uncontrolled hypertensionen_US
dc.typeJournal/Magazine Articleen_US
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