A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials on Acupuncture Treatment for Low Back Pain Based on FEAS
Sung Yoon Kim*, Serom Jeon, Dongwoo Nam**
* Dept. of Acupuncture &Moxibustion, Kyung Hee Medical Center
Dept. of Acupuncture &Moxibustion, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University
Purpose：To review RCTs on acupuncture treatment for low back pain
in order to establish a standard acupuncture treatment model
in treating low back pain.
Methods：RCT articles on traditional acupuncture treatment for low back pain were searched through online database.Study quality was assessed using the FEAS.
Result：Ten out of the one hundred six articles searched were reviewed.
Among the ten articles reviewed, six articles compared acupuncture treatment with no treatment or non-penetrating sham acupuncture.
All six articles concluded significantly positive effect of acupuncture compared to the control.
The ideal acupuncture treatment model for low back pain was obtained as follows.
★ Sterile disposable stainless steel needles (0.30mm×40mm) should be inserted to more than six acupuncture points on the BL, GV and GB meridians such as BL23, BL25, BL40, BL60, GV4 and GB30.
★ Needle handling method to obtain ‘de-qi’ is recommended and repeated stimulation during the 20 minute retention time is necessary.
★ Ideal treatment frequency would be more than once a week for about 7 weeks.
以下采用理想的低腰痛针刺治疗模型：无菌一次性不锈钢针(0.30 mm*40 mm)应在BL、GV、GB经络上超过6个穴位施治，如BL23、BL25、BL40、BL60、GV4和GB30。在20分钟的保留时间内，建议使用针刺方法来得气，并重复刺激。理想的治疗频率每周不止一次，持续7周左右。