AcuTrials

Clinical observation of acupuncture therapy for postherpetic neuralgia

Item

Title

Clinical observation of acupuncture therapy for postherpetic neuralgia

Author(s)

Journal Publication

Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

Date

2011

volume

9(2)

pages

113-115

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Nervous System Diseases
Neuralgia, Postherpetic
Acu Versus Usual Care
Electroacupuncture
TCM Acupuncture Style
Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol
Symptom Based Point Selection
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other
Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical

Abstract

Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture therapy for postherpetic neuralgia in the elders. Methods: Twenty-four cases of postherpetic neuralgia were randomized into two groups, an acupuncture
group in which 12 cases were treated by acupuncture at Jiaji (Ex-B 2) on the diseased side, and a medication
group in which 12 cases were treated by oral obtundent and intramuscular injection of neurotrophic drugs.
Results: After four-week treatments, the total effective rate was 91.6% in the acupuncture group and 83.3% in the
medication group. Conclusion: Acupuncture can significantly relieve postherpetic neuralgia, with better effects
than medication.

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

5.5 Weeks

has health condition studied

Nervous System Diseases

has study population number

24

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