Objective ： To inz＇cstigate the effect of self - made yin - nourishing and blood circulation - activating decoction combined with acupuncture on nerve conduction velocity in patients with type 2 diabetic peripheral neu- ropathy. Methods：A total of 180 patients with type 2 diabetic peripheral neuropathy were randomly divided into con- trol groups 1,2, and 3 and treatment group. All patients were given basic hypoglycemic therapy. The patients in con- trol group 1 were given mecobalamin, those in control group 2 were given self - made yin - nourishing and blood cir- culation -activating decoction, those in control group 3 were given acupuncture, and those in treatment group were given self- made yin -nourishing and blood circulation -activating decoction combined with acupuncture. The course of treatment was 4 weeks for all groups, and the four groups were compared in terms of motor conduction ve- locity and sensory conduction velocity in both median nerves and both common peroneal nerves and clinical outcome. Resuhs ：The treatment group had a significantly higher overall response rate （82.22%）than the other three groups （ P 〈 0. 05 ）. All groups had significant changes in motor conduction velocity and sensory conduction velocity in both median nerves and both common peroneal nerves after treatment, and there were significant differences in these indices between the four groups after treatment （ P 〈 0.05 ）. Conclusion ： In patients with type 2 diabetic pe- ripheral neuropathy, self - made yin - nourishing and blood circulation - activating decoction combined with acu- puncture can significantly improve motor conduction velocity and sensory conduction velocity and thus holds promise for clinical application.
Hunan Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine
type 2 diabetic peripheral neuropathy
traditional Chinese medicine treat- ment
self- made yin- nourishing and blood circulation- activating decoction