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Observation on Therapeutic Effects of Electroacupuncture atJiaji (Ex-B 2) Points plus Herbal Medicine for Herpes Zoster

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Title

Observation on Therapeutic Effects of Electroacupuncture atJiaji (Ex-B 2) Points plus Herbal Medicine for Herpes Zoster

Author(s)

Date

2012

volume

10(5)

pages

313-317

Research Type

RCT

Abstract

Objective: To observe the clinical effects of electroacupuncture (EA) at Jiaji (Ex-B 2) points plus herbal medicine for herpes zoster (HZ). Methods: Sixty-two cases were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group. The treatment group was treated with EA at Jiaji (Ex-B 2) points plus herbal medicine based upon the pattern differentiation. The control group was treated with oral administration of Aciclovir tablets for resisting virus,and Mecobalamin tablets for nourishing the nerves and Aciclovir cream for skin rash.The therapeutic effects were compared between the two groups, after two-week treatment.
Results: After 7 d of the treatment, the therapeutic effect was remarkably better in the treatment group than that in the control group (P<0.01). After two-week treatment, the therapeutic effects were still different between the two groups(P<0.05). Conclusion: The therapeutic effect of EA at Jiaji (Ex-B 2) points plus herbal medicine for HZ is better than that of Western medications in resisting virus and nourishing nerves.

Frequency of Treatment

>1/Wk

Time in Treatment

2 Weeks

has health condition studied

Nervous System Diseases

has study population number

62

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