[Observation on therapeutic effect of ear point blood-letting combined with cupping on Back-shu points for treatment of acne vulgaris].Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007 Aug; 27(8):626-8.ZZ
To compare clinical therapeutic effects of combined ear point blood-letting therapy, oral administration of medicine and external application of medicine on acne vulgaris.
The patients of acne vulgaris were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group. The treatment group were treated with ear point blood-letting combined with cupping at Back-shu points; and the control group with oral administration of Tetracycline and external application of Cuochuangping Ointment.
After treatment of 1approximately 3 courses, the cured rate (50.0%) and the total effective rate (92.9%) in the treatment group were significantly higher than 17.6% and 76.5% in the control group with a very significant difference between the two groups (P<0.01); a half year later, the recurrence rate or the deteriorative rate in the treatment group was significantly lower than that in the control group (P<0.01).
The therapeutic effect of ear point blood-letting combined with cupping at Back-shu points is significantly better than that of oral administration of Tetracycline and external application of Cuochuangping Ointment.