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MEMG Analysis on Antispastic Effect of Electroacupuncture and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2006, 16(2), pp.131-143
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

조재흥 1 Chung, Seok Hee 1 Jongsoo Lee 1 Sungsoo Kim 1

1경희대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Objectives : To analyse the effect of Electroacupuncture(EA) and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation(TENS) in hemiplegic patients with spasticity after Stroke through Meridian-Electromyograph(MEMG). Methods : EA applied to 24 patients who had been treated by general rehabilitation therapy after stroke and the other 25 hemiplegic patients had applied TENS during 15 minutes. Outcomes were assessed at just before and after stimulation, and 30 minutes, 60 minutes by MEMG, Modified Ashworth scale(MAS), Visual Analog Scale(VAS). Results : EA and TENS groups were found to produce a statistically significant decrease of spasticity. The effects assessed by MEMG and MAS were lasted up to 30minutes in EA group and 60minutes in TENS group, while the analgesic effects of EA assessed by VAS was lasted just after stimulation but TENS was lasted up to 30 minutes. Conclusions : EA is an efficacious method to decrease severe spasticity quickly but TENS is better in analgesic effect and persistency of antispastic effect.

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