The therapeutic effects of electrical acupuncture and auricular-plaster in 32 cases of chronic fatigue syndrome.J Tradit Chin Med. 2006 Sep; 26(3):163-4.JT
To observe the therapeutic effects of electrical acupuncture and auricular-plaster therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
64 CFS patients were randomly divided into two groups. 32 cases in the treatment group were treated by the electrical acupuncture and auricular-plaster therapy, and 32 cases in the control group with oral hydrocortisone.
The total effective rates were respectively 93.75% in the treatment group and 75.00% in the control group, with a statistically significant difference between the two groups (P < 0.05).
Electrical acupuncture and auricular-plaster therapy may show a better anti-fatigue effect than that of routine Western drugs.