[Clinical observation on combined acupuncture and moxibustion therapy for treatment of 160 cases of polyneuritis].Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2006 Jul; 26(7):469-71.ZZ
To observe clinical therapeutic effect of combined acupuncture and moxibustion therapy on polyneuritis.
One hundred and sixty cases were treated with combined scalp acupuncture, body acupuncture (stimulating root of nerve as main), cupping and pricking at segmental root of nerve, and electric hot moxibustion, and their therapeutic effects were observed.
One hundred and thirty-eight cases were cured (86.3%) and the total effective rate was 100.0%. The average recovery time for clinical symptoms was 12.81 days, the average recovery time for nervous system signs was 19.76 days, the average recovery time for recovery of ocular muscular dyskinesia was 15.14 days. There was significant therapeutic effect for improvement of simple symptoms, with significant differences when the first and second therapeutic courses compared with that before treatment (P < 0.01).
The combined acupuncture and moxibustion therapy has a definite therapeutic effect on polyneuritis.