[Observation on therapeutic effect of multiple cupping at back-shu points on chronic fatigue syndrome].Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2008 Jun; 28(6):405-7.ZZ
To observe therapeutic effect of multiple cupping at back-shu points of zang-and fu-organs on chronic fatigue syndrome.
One hundred and ninety-one cases were randomly divided into 2 groups. The multiple cupping group (n = 142) were treated with multiple cupping along both sides of the spinal cord, and the acupuncture group (n = 49) were treated with acupuncture at acupoints selected according to TCM syndrome differentiation. Their therapeutic effects were assessed by clinical symptoms and Fatigue Assessment Indexes (FAI).
The total effective rate was 97.9% in the multiple cupping group and 79.6% in the acupuncture group with a very significant difference between the two groups (P < 0.01), and after treatment, there was a very significant difference between the two groups in FAI score (P < 0.01).
Multiple cupping at back-shu points of zang-and fu-organs is an effective method for chronic fatigue syndrome.