[Observation on therapeutic effect of surround needling plus surround moxibustion on herpes zoster].Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2007; 27(2):123-5ZZ
To search for a better therapy for herpes zoster.
Seventy-two cases of herpes zoster were randomly divided into a treatment group of 38 cases treated with surround needling plus surround moxibustion (direct moxibustion at the area of surround needling), and a control group of 34 cases treated with surround needling the margin of the herpes zoster from "the head" to "the tail" of the herpes zoster respectively.
The 38 cases in the treatment group were cured within 3 days with an effective rate of 97.4%, which was better than 85.3% in the control group (P<0.05), with the herpes stopping and scab time shorten, and incidence of residual neuralgia reduced.
Surround needling plus surround moxibustion has obvious therapeutic effect on herpes zoster.