AcuTrials

A small randomized comparative trial of acupuncture verses transcutaneous electrical neuro-stimulation in postherpetic neuralgia

Item

Title

A small randomized comparative trial of acupuncture verses transcutaneous electrical neuro-stimulation in postherpetic neuralgia

Author(s)

Date

1988

volume

2()

pages

87-89

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Acu Versus CAM Control
Ashi Acupuncture Style
Auricular Acupuncture
Postherpetic Neuralgia
Individualized Acupuncture Protocol
Nervous System Diseases
Electroacupuncture
TCM Acupuncture Style
Symptom Based Point Selection
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only
Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation

Abstract

In a small comparative trial 23 patients with postherpetic neuralgia were at random allocated to either transcutaneous electrical neurostimulation (TENS) or acupuncture (ACP) treatment. A short-term effect was demonstrated only for acupuncture.

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

6 Weeks

has health condition studied

Nervous System Diseases

has study population number

23

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