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Efficacy of ah shi point acupuncture on acne vulgaris.

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Ah shi point acupuncture involves inserting needles at painful or pathological sites.

OBJECTIVE

To evaluate the efficacy of ah shi point and general acupuncture point treatment of acne vulgaris.

METHODS

36 subjects were recruited and randomised in a double-blind (patient-blind and observer-blind) controlled trial to receive acupuncture either at general acupuncture points only, or at both general acupuncture points and ah shi points 12 times over 6 weeks. The subjects were evaluated using the following outcome measurements: an inflammatory lesion count, a quality-of-life scale (Skindex-29) and a subjective symptom score.

RESULTS

After 12 treatment sessions, there was a significant reduction in the inflammatory acne lesion counts, the Skindex-29 scores and the subjective symptom scores from baseline in both groups, but no significant difference between groups.

CONCLUSIONS

Acupuncture treatment of moderate acne vulgaris was associated with reduction of inflammatory lesions and improvement of the quality of life.

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    Department of Oriental Dermatology, Kyung Hee University, East-West Neo Medical Center, 149 Sangil-dong, Gangdong-gu, Seoul 134-090, Korea. inhwajun@khnmc.or.kr

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    MeSH

    Acne Vulgaris
    Acupuncture Points
    Acupuncture Therapy
    Adolescent
    Double-Blind Method
    Female
    Humans
    Male
    Patient Satisfaction
    Quality of Life
    Treatment Outcome
    Young Adult

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Randomized Controlled Trial

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    20813813

    Citation

    Son, Byeong-Kook, et al. "Efficacy of Ah Shi Point Acupuncture On Acne Vulgaris." Acupuncture in Medicine : Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society, vol. 28, no. 3, 2010, pp. 126-9.
    Son BK, Yun Y, Choi IH. Efficacy of ah shi point acupuncture on acne vulgaris. Acupunct Med. 2010;28(3):126-9.
    Son, B. K., Yun, Y., & Choi, I. H. (2010). Efficacy of ah shi point acupuncture on acne vulgaris. Acupuncture in Medicine : Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society, 28(3), pp. 126-9. doi:10.1136/aim.2010.003004.
    Son BK, Yun Y, Choi IH. Efficacy of Ah Shi Point Acupuncture On Acne Vulgaris. Acupunct Med. 2010;28(3):126-9. PubMed PMID: 20813813.
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    TY - JOUR T1 - Efficacy of ah shi point acupuncture on acne vulgaris. AU - Son,Byeong-Kook, AU - Yun,Younghee, AU - Choi,In-Hwa, PY - 2010/9/4/entrez PY - 2010/9/4/pubmed PY - 2010/11/6/medline SP - 126 EP - 9 JF - Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society JO - Acupunct Med VL - 28 IS - 3 N2 - BACKGROUND: Ah shi point acupuncture involves inserting needles at painful or pathological sites. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of ah shi point and general acupuncture point treatment of acne vulgaris. METHODS: 36 subjects were recruited and randomised in a double-blind (patient-blind and observer-blind) controlled trial to receive acupuncture either at general acupuncture points only, or at both general acupuncture points and ah shi points 12 times over 6 weeks. The subjects were evaluated using the following outcome measurements: an inflammatory lesion count, a quality-of-life scale (Skindex-29) and a subjective symptom score. RESULTS: After 12 treatment sessions, there was a significant reduction in the inflammatory acne lesion counts, the Skindex-29 scores and the subjective symptom scores from baseline in both groups, but no significant difference between groups. CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture treatment of moderate acne vulgaris was associated with reduction of inflammatory lesions and improvement of the quality of life. SN - 0964-5284 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20813813/abstract/Efficacy_of_ah_shi_point_acupuncture_on_acne_vulgaris_ L2 - http://aim.bmj.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=20813813 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -