[Clinical observation on pricking and blood-letting and cupping with a three-edge needle for treatment of acute eczema].Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2007; 27(6):424-6ZZ
To search for an effective therapy for acute eczema.
Eighty-eight cases were divided into a treatment group and a control group. The treatment group (n=46) were treated with pricking the affected parts with three-edge needle and blood-letting puncturing and cupping at back-shu points with three-edge needle, and the control group (n=42) with oral administration of Clarityne and external application of Pairuisong Ointment.
The total effective rate and the cured and markedly effective rate were 100.0% and 89.1% in the treatment group and 88.1% and 42.9% in the control group with no significant difference in the total effective rate (P > 0.05) and with a very significant difference in the cured and markedly effective rate between the two groups (P < 0.01).
Pricking and blood-letting and cupping with a three-edge needle has a definite therapeutic effect on acute eczema, which is better than that of the western medicine.