AcuTrials

Acupuncture Treatment of Geriatric Herpes Zoster: A Study of 40 Cases

Item

Title

Acupuncture Treatment of Geriatric Herpes Zoster: A Study of 40 Cases

Journal Publication

Int J Clin Acupunct

Date

2013

volume

22(2)

pages

64-65

Keywords

Nervous System Diseases
Acu + Usual Care Versus Usual Care
TCM Acupuncture Style
Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol
Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection
Symptom Based Point Selection
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other
Qingpeng Ointment
Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical

Abstract

Herpes zoster is a disease characterized by clusters of small blisters distributed unilaterally along a peripheral nerve segment. It's commonly seen at chest flanks, axillary, around waist and face. Because of weakened immunity and primary diseases, the elderly are more prone to get severe herpes zoster. Post herpetic neuralgia is more commonly seen in middle-aged people. Conventional therapy combined with acupuncture treatment displayed good curative effect. The report is as follows.

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Date of Input: 1/15/2015; Date Modified: 1/15/2015; Availability: --In File--; Priority: Normal; Herpes Zoster; Affiliated Hospital of Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shandong, China. captainmollo@gmail.com

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

2 Weeks

has health condition studied

Nervous System

has study population number

80

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