Song H.-Y.,Taihe Hospital Affiliated to Hubei Medical College |
He H.-Q.,Hubei Medical College
Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science | Year: 2013
Objective: To observe the clinical effects of the surrounding acupuncture for herpes zoster. Methods: Sixty patients with herpes zoster were randomly divided into two groups, a treatment group and a control group, 30 cases in each. The cases in the treatment group were treated with surrounding acupuncture, intravenous infusion of Acyclovir and Ne-Ne laser radiation on the macular areas. While, those in the control group were treated with intravenous infusion of Acyclovir and topical application of Acyclovir ointment. The therapeutic effects were assessed in both groups after two courses of treatment. Results: The treatment group was obviously better than the control group in the effective rate, relief of blister, drying up of blister, relief of pain and time of complete relief of pain (P<0.05). Conclusion: Surrounding acupuncture, combined with intravenous infusion of Acyclovir and He-Ne laser radiation, is remarkable in the therapeutic effects for herpes zoster and worthy of clinical application. © 2013 Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.