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Electroacupuncture on the head points for improving gnosia in patients with vascular dementia


Zhao, Ling, Zhang, Hong, Zheng, Zhong, Huang, Jiao


Journal Of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored By All-China Association Of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy Of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Volume: 29, No.: 1, Pages.: 29-34

Year of Publication



Objective: To investigate the clinical effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on the head points for improving gnosia in patients with vascular dementia (VD).; Methods: 90 VD patients were randomly divided into a drug group, an EA group and an EA plus drug group. Scoring with the MMSE scale and detecting the relevant potentials were done before treatment and after a 6-week treatment.; Results: Gnosia was improved after treatment in all the three groups with no significant difference by the intergroup comparison.; Conclusion: The above three therapies can all improve gnosia, reduce the psychological stress, strengthen attention and shorten the awaiting time for recognition; and EA plus Nimodipine seems to be the best in the curative effect.;


acupuncture points, aged, aged, 80 and over, dementia vascular, electroacupuncture, female, gnosia, humans, male, middle aged, nimodipine, perception, psychology, recognition psychology, therapy

Countries of Study


Types of Dementia

Vascular Dementia

Types of Study

Randomised Controlled Trial

Type of Outcomes

Cognition, Other

Type of Interventions

Non-pharmacological Treatment, Pharmaceutical Interventions

Pharmaceutical Interventions


Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions

Complementary therapies