AcuTrials

Clinical study on therapeutic effect of acupuncture on Behcet's disease

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Title

Clinical study on therapeutic effect of acupuncture on Behcet's disease

Journal Publication

Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan / sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Date

2003

volume

23(4)

pages

271-273

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Acu Versus Usual Care
Auricular Acupuncture
Autoimmune Diseases
Electroacupuncture
Fixed Acupuncture Protocol
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only
Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical
TCM Acupuncture Style

Abstract

Forty-six cases of Behcet's disease were randomly divided into two groups. The 26 cases in the treatment group were treated by acupuncture and the 20 cases in the control group with the drugs. The level of L-chain (kappa) of IgM and the level of the trace element Zn were determined before and after treatment in the treatment group. The results showed that the recurrence rate in the treatment group was significantly lower than that in the control group (P < 0.01), and the differences in the level of L-chain (kappa) of IgM and level of Zn in the treatment group before and after treatment were very significant (P < 0.01). These two indexes tended to become normal after treatment

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

3 Weeks

has health condition studied

Skin Diseases

has study population number

46

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