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[Systematic assessment of acupuncture for treatment of herpes zoster in domestic clinical studies].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2007; 27(7):536-40ZZ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To assess the effectiveness of acupuncture for treatment of herpes zoster.

METHODS

According to the requirement of evidence-based medicine, acupuncture, body acupuncture, electroacupuncture, head acupuncture, three edged needle, plum-blossom needle, fire needle, elongated needle, encircling needling, herpes zoster, etc. were selected as subject words to retrieve the relative medical database at home, and clinically randomized controlled trials were used as enrolled criteria, the treatment group were treated with acupuncture or acupuncture plus other therapies, and the control group with medicine, the cured rate and the time of killing pain for herpes zoster were used as assessment indexes. Altogether 43 papers were enrolled. Among them 10 papers were conducted for Meta-analysis by RevMan 4.2.9.

RESULTS

The total OR was 4.27 with 95% CI [2.90, 6.29] of the clinically cured rate in the 10 studies, and the total OR was -7.64 with 95% CI [-8.12, -7.15] of the time of killing pain in the 4 studies. The therapeutic effect in the treatment group on herpes zoster was superior to that of the western medicine (P < 0.01).

CONCLUSION

Acupuncture therapy for herpes zoster is effective, but more high-quality studies are required to prove this view point.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Acupuncture Department, Yueyang Hospital of Integrated TCM and Western Medicine Affiliated to Shanghai University of TCM, China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article
Meta-Analysis

Language

chi

PubMed ID

17722838

Citation

Yu, Xian-min, et al. "[Systematic Assessment of Acupuncture for Treatment of Herpes Zoster in Domestic Clinical Studies]." Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, vol. 27, no. 7, 2007, pp. 536-40.
Yu XM, Zhu GM, Chen YL, et al. [Systematic assessment of acupuncture for treatment of herpes zoster in domestic clinical studies]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007;27(7):536-40.
Yu, X. M., Zhu, G. M., Chen, Y. L., Fang, M., & Chen, Y. N. (2007). [Systematic assessment of acupuncture for treatment of herpes zoster in domestic clinical studies]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, 27(7), pp. 536-40.
Yu XM, et al. [Systematic Assessment of Acupuncture for Treatment of Herpes Zoster in Domestic Clinical Studies]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007;27(7):536-40. PubMed PMID: 17722838.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Systematic assessment of acupuncture for treatment of herpes zoster in domestic clinical studies]. AU - Yu,Xian-min, AU - Zhu,Guo-miao, AU - Chen,Yue-lai, AU - Fang,Min, AU - Chen,You-nan, PY - 2007/8/29/pubmed PY - 2007/9/21/medline PY - 2007/8/29/entrez SP - 536 EP - 40 JF - Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion JO - Zhongguo Zhen Jiu VL - 27 IS - 7 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of acupuncture for treatment of herpes zoster. METHODS: According to the requirement of evidence-based medicine, acupuncture, body acupuncture, electroacupuncture, head acupuncture, three edged needle, plum-blossom needle, fire needle, elongated needle, encircling needling, herpes zoster, etc. were selected as subject words to retrieve the relative medical database at home, and clinically randomized controlled trials were used as enrolled criteria, the treatment group were treated with acupuncture or acupuncture plus other therapies, and the control group with medicine, the cured rate and the time of killing pain for herpes zoster were used as assessment indexes. Altogether 43 papers were enrolled. Among them 10 papers were conducted for Meta-analysis by RevMan 4.2.9. RESULTS: The total OR was 4.27 with 95% CI [2.90, 6.29] of the clinically cured rate in the 10 studies, and the total OR was -7.64 with 95% CI [-8.12, -7.15] of the time of killing pain in the 4 studies. The therapeutic effect in the treatment group on herpes zoster was superior to that of the western medicine (P < 0.01). CONCLUSION: Acupuncture therapy for herpes zoster is effective, but more high-quality studies are required to prove this view point. SN - 0255-2930 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17722838/[Systematic_assessment_of_acupuncture_for_treatment_of_herpes_zoster_in_domestic_clinical_studies]_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/shingles.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -