Effects of acupuncture treatment on subjective cognitive decline
Received:December 03, 2018  Revised:December 03, 2018
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Key words:Acupuncture; Subjective cognitive decline; Cognitive function; Neuropsychological scale
Author NameAffiliationE-mail
zhouping Beijing traditional Chinese medicine hzyyzp@126.com 
闫超群 北京中医医院针灸科 yanchaoqun857@126.com 
胡尚卿 北京中医药大学 39522965@qq.com 
金美林 北京中医药大学 my1004ve@naver.com 
邵佳凯 首都医科大学北京中医医院 785347789@qq.com 
王丽琼 北京中医药大学 lcz623780@126.com 
石广霞 北京中医医院 shiguangxia2008@126.com 
LIU Cun-Zhi 北京中医药大学 lcz623780@126.com 
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      Objective To observe the effect of acupuncture on cognitive function of people with subjective cognitive decline. Methods 28 SCD subjects were randomly divided into acupuncture group and blank control group, respectively. The two groups of subjects were treated with conventional medical treatment during the treatment period. The treatment group was treated with acupuncture on the basis of conventional treatment, and the control group was treated with waiting treatment for 3 months. The changes of SCD-Q, MMSE, AFT, AVLT-H, TMT A-B and Z score of global neuropsychology scale were observed before and after treatment. Results Compared with before treatment, the scales score all of SCD-Q, MMSE, AVLT-H and AFT were significantly improved (P < 0.01, P < 0.05), while the scales score TMT A-B both showed no significant changes (P > 0.05). The MMSE of control group showed a downward trend (P < 0.05), while the other indexes showed no significant changes (P > 0.05). Compared with the control group, the Z score of global neuropsychological scale, SCD-Q, MMSE and AFT was significantly improved (P < 0.01, P < 0.05) in the acupuncture group, while there was no significant difference between the two groups in TMT A-B(P > 0.05). Conclusion The acupuncture treatment can significantly reduce the complaint of SCD on their own cognitive function, and has a good regulating effect on the memory function and speech function of SCD, but has no obvious influence on the executive function.