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Therapeutic Effect Observation on Electroacupuncture plus Acupoint Injection for Alopecia Areata

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Title

Therapeutic Effect Observation on Electroacupuncture plus Acupoint Injection for Alopecia Areata

Journal Publication

J Acupunct Tuina Sci

Date

2011

volume

9(3)

pages

165-167

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Electroacupuncture
Acupoint Injection
Acu Versus CAM Control
Acupuncture Point Injection
TCM Acupuncture Style
Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol
Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection
Symptom Based Point Selection
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other
Seven Star Needles

Abstract

Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy of combined electroacupuncture and acupoint injection of Mecobalamin for alopecia areata. Methods: Seventy cases of alopecia areata were randomized into a treatment group and a control group, 35 in each group. Cases in the treatment group were treated with combined electroacupuncture and acupoint injection of Mecobalamin, while cases in the control group with seven-star needle tapping and rubbing using fresh ginger piece. Results: The total effective rates of the treatment group and control group were 94.3% and 77.1% respectively, with a significant difference (P<0.05). Conclusion: Combined electroacupuncture and acupoint injection of Mecobalamin is effective for alopecia areata.

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Date of Input: 4/2/2015; Date Modified: 10/13/2015; Availability: --In File--; Priority: Normal; Alopecia; 1) No.2 Hospital Affiliated to Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Harbin 150001, P. R. China. 2) Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Harbin 150040, P. R. China.

Frequency of Treatment

>1/Week

Time in Treatment

4 Weeks

has study population number

70

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