Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología
On-line version ISSN 1561-3062
DIAZ FLOIRAN, María Elena and BERDION MARTINEZ, Benjamín. Catgut growth in acupuncture points as a treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroma. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2000, vol.26, n.1, pp. 5-9. ISSN 1561-3062.
A randomized clinical and therapeutic trial was conducted among 70 patients with symptomatic uterine fibroma that received attention at the Gynecology Department of "Santiago General Hospital" from February to June, l997. The sample was divided into 2 independent groups (study and control). The first one was composed of 35 patients. Therapy with catgut growth was applied on the acupuncture points during l8 weeks. The other 35 made up the second group and were administered the conventional drugs for the same period of time. It was proved that after 3 therapeutic sessions those patients treated with catgut growth had a clinical evolution significantly higher than those who received the conventional treatment and that's why it was recommended to extend its use to all the gynecoobstetric services. Statistical signification tests were used based on the comparison of percentages by known statisticians that allowed to show the homogeneity of the groups at the beginning of the research and the effectiveness of the applied acupunture therapy.
Keywords : LEIOMYOMA [therapy]; CATGUT; ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY.