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[Effect of joss stick moxibustion combined with pricking and cupping for acute herpes zoster and its mechanism of analgesia].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2017; 37(12):1289-93ZZ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To observe the effects of conventional western medication and joss stick moxibustion combined with pricking and cupping for herpes zoster in acute stage, and to explore its analgesic mechanism.

METHODS

Seventy patients with acute herpes zoster were randomized into an observation group (33 cases after 2 dropping) and a control group (34 cases after 1 dropping). Patients in the observation group were treated with joss stick moxibustion combined with pricking and cupping at local ashi points for 7 times, once every other day. Oral acyclovir, vitamin B1 and mecobalamin tablets were applied in the control group for continuous 14 days, and interferon injection was used for continuous 6 days, etc. The herpes evaluation indexes of blister stopping time, scab time and decrustation time as well as pain intensity were observed before and after treatment. Peripheral serum substance P (SP) content of herpes local situation was detected. The comprehensive effects were evaluated.

RESULTS

The blister stopping time, scab time and decrustation time in the observation group were shorter than those in the control group (all P<0.05). There was no statistical significance for pain relief degree between the two groups (P>0.05). The pain beginning to ease time and duration time in the observation group were better than those in the control group (both P<0.05). The contents of SP in the two groups decreased after treatment (both P<0.01), and it was better in the observation group (P<0.05). The total effective rate of the observation group after treatment was 87.9% (29/33), and that of the control group was 85.3% (29/34), which were not statistically significant (P>0.05). The cured rate of the observation group was better than that of the control group [66.7% (22/33) vs 58.8% (20/34), P<0.05].

CONCLUSION

Joss stick moxibustion combined with pricking and cupping are effective for herpes zoster, which have quicker and good analgesic effects than conventional western medication. Its mechanism may be related to reducing the content of SP more fast and to a larger degree.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Fujian University of CM, Fuzhou 350122, China; Acupuncture and Moxibustion Department, the Second People's Hospital Affiliated to Fujian University of CM, Fuzhou 350003.Community Health Service Center of Jiangtou Street, Huli District in Xiamen.Acupuncture and Moxibustion Department, the Second People's Hospital Affiliated to Fujian University of CM, Fuzhou 350003.Acupuncture and Moxibustion Department, the Second People's Hospital Affiliated to Fujian University of CM, Fuzhou 350003.Acupuncture and Moxibustion Department, the Second People's Hospital Affiliated to Fujian University of CM, Fuzhou 350003.School of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Fujian University of CM, Fuzhou 350122, China.Acupuncture and Moxibustion Department, the Second People's Hospital Affiliated to Fujian University of CM, Fuzhou 350003.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

chi

PubMed ID

29354993

Citation

Ye, Guoping, et al. "[Effect of Joss Stick Moxibustion Combined With Pricking and Cupping for Acute Herpes Zoster and Its Mechanism of Analgesia]." Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, vol. 37, no. 12, 2017, pp. 1289-93.
Ye G, Su M, Zhu D, et al. [Effect of joss stick moxibustion combined with pricking and cupping for acute herpes zoster and its mechanism of analgesia]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2017;37(12):1289-93.
Ye, G., Su, M., Zhu, D., Zhang, L., Lin, W., Huang, L., & Wu, M. (2017). [Effect of joss stick moxibustion combined with pricking and cupping for acute herpes zoster and its mechanism of analgesia]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, 37(12), pp. 1289-93. doi:10.13703/j.0255-2930.2017.12.010.
Ye G, et al. [Effect of Joss Stick Moxibustion Combined With Pricking and Cupping for Acute Herpes Zoster and Its Mechanism of Analgesia]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2017 Dec 12;37(12):1289-93. PubMed PMID: 29354993.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Effect of joss stick moxibustion combined with pricking and cupping for acute herpes zoster and its mechanism of analgesia]. AU - Ye,Guoping, AU - Su,Meiling, AU - Zhu,Dingyu, AU - Zhang,Linyun, AU - Lin,Wang, AU - Huang,Li, AU - Wu,Mingxia, PY - 2018/1/23/entrez PY - 2018/1/23/pubmed PY - 2018/7/6/medline KW - analgesic mechanism KW - blood letting KW - cupping KW - herpes zoster KW - joss stick moxibustion KW - meridian-pricking therapy KW - substance P SP - 1289 EP - 93 JF - Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion JO - Zhongguo Zhen Jiu VL - 37 IS - 12 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of conventional western medication and joss stick moxibustion combined with pricking and cupping for herpes zoster in acute stage, and to explore its analgesic mechanism. METHODS: Seventy patients with acute herpes zoster were randomized into an observation group (33 cases after 2 dropping) and a control group (34 cases after 1 dropping). Patients in the observation group were treated with joss stick moxibustion combined with pricking and cupping at local ashi points for 7 times, once every other day. Oral acyclovir, vitamin B1 and mecobalamin tablets were applied in the control group for continuous 14 days, and interferon injection was used for continuous 6 days, etc. The herpes evaluation indexes of blister stopping time, scab time and decrustation time as well as pain intensity were observed before and after treatment. Peripheral serum substance P (SP) content of herpes local situation was detected. The comprehensive effects were evaluated. RESULTS: The blister stopping time, scab time and decrustation time in the observation group were shorter than those in the control group (all P<0.05). There was no statistical significance for pain relief degree between the two groups (P>0.05). The pain beginning to ease time and duration time in the observation group were better than those in the control group (both P<0.05). The contents of SP in the two groups decreased after treatment (both P<0.01), and it was better in the observation group (P<0.05). The total effective rate of the observation group after treatment was 87.9% (29/33), and that of the control group was 85.3% (29/34), which were not statistically significant (P>0.05). The cured rate of the observation group was better than that of the control group [66.7% (22/33) vs 58.8% (20/34), P<0.05]. CONCLUSION: Joss stick moxibustion combined with pricking and cupping are effective for herpes zoster, which have quicker and good analgesic effects than conventional western medication. Its mechanism may be related to reducing the content of SP more fast and to a larger degree. SN - 0255-2930 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29354993/[Effect_of_joss_stick_moxibustion_combined_with_pricking_and_cupping_for_acute_herpes_zoster_and_its_mechanism_of_analgesia]_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/shingles.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -