Reports on 30 cases of mycotic vaginitis due to dampness-heat pouring down treated by acupuncture at Ligou (LR 5)

DUAN Haoran1 CAO Yu2 LI Lingxiang1 ZHOU Yifan1 XUE Li3

(1.Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin 300193)
(2.Chongqing Medical and Pharmaceutical College)
(3.Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Tianjin Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Affiliated Hospital, Tianjin 300120)

【Abstract】Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy of needling method along channels with the main point of Ligou (LR 5) in the treatment of mycotic vaginitis with the syndrome of dampness-heat pouring down. Methods: 30 patients diagnosed as mycotic vaginitis with the dampness-heat in liver meridian pouring down were treated with acupuncture. The acupoints selected were mainly Ligou (LR 5), Ququan (LR 8) and Zhongji (CV 3), among which, Ligou (LR 5) was used for needling along the meridian. They were treated once a day, six days as a course of treatment. After continuous three courses of treatment, the clinical curative effect was observed. Results: After three courses of treatment, the clinical symptoms and signs of patients were significantly improved as compared with those before treatment, and the total effective rate reached 93.3% (28/30). Conclusion: Acupuncture along meridian with Ligou (LR 5) as the main acupoint has remarkable effect on mycotic vaginitis due to dampness-heat pouring down.

【Keywords】 mycotic vaginitis; acupoint, Ligou (LR 5) ; acupuncture along meridians ;


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Vol 38, No. 01, Pages 75-76

January 2018


Article Outline


  • 1 Clinical materials
  • 2 Treatment methods
  • 3 Treatment results
  • 4 Typical case
  • 5 Reflection
  • References