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A systematic review of acupuncture and moxibustion treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome in China.
Am J Chin Med. 2008; 36(1):1-24.AJ

Abstract

Studies on the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) with acupuncture and moxibustion in China were reviewed. All studies concluded the treatments were effective, with response rates ranging from 78.95% to 100%. However, the qualities of the studies were generally poor, and none of them used a RCT design. The common acupoints/sites used in the treatment of CFS, which may reflect the collective experience of acupuncturists in China based on Traditional Chinese Medicine theories can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of CFS in future studies using more scientifically rigorous study designs.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of TCM Diagnostics, Preclinical College, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China 100029, China. tianfangwang@hotmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review
Systematic Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18306446

Citation

Wang, Tianfang, et al. "A Systematic Review of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in China." The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, vol. 36, no. 1, 2008, pp. 1-24.
Wang T, Zhang Q, Xue X, et al. A systematic review of acupuncture and moxibustion treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome in China. Am J Chin Med. 2008;36(1):1-24.
Wang, T., Zhang, Q., Xue, X., & Yeung, A. (2008). A systematic review of acupuncture and moxibustion treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome in China. The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, 36(1), 1-24.
Wang T, et al. A Systematic Review of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in China. Am J Chin Med. 2008;36(1):1-24. PubMed PMID: 18306446.
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