［摘 要］ 目的：观察头针治疗中风的临床疗效并探讨内皮素的作用机制。方法：采用头针顶颞前斜线、顶颞后斜线治疗30例，分别于治疗前后检测血浆内皮素的含量。结果：显效率为70.0%，总有效率为90.0%，可以使中风患者血浆中过度升高的内皮素含量明显下降(P＜0.01)。结论：作用机理可能是通过调节血浆中内皮素含量，而达到治疗效果。
Scalp Acupuncture for Treatment of Apoplexy and Effect on Plasma ET Con tent
Zhang Hongxing, Zhang Tangfa (Wuhan Municipal Hospital of Int egrated TCM & WM, Hubei 430022, China)
［Abstract］ Purpose To observe clinical therapeutic effect of scalp acupuncture on apoplexy and action of ET. Methods 30 cases of apoplexy were treated with scalp acupuncture at Dingnie Qianxiexian (MS 6) and Dingnie Houxiexian (MS 7), and contents of plasma endothelin (ET) were dete rmi ne d before and after treatment. Results After the treatment, the markedly effective rate was 70.0%, the total effective was 90.0%, and the over-raised content of plasma ET was decreased (P＜0.01). Conclusion Scalp acupuncture has a good curative effect on apoplexy, which is possibly carried out through regulation on ET content.
［Key words］ Apoplexy/acup ther; Scalp Acupuncture; Endothelin