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Pricking blood therapy combined with ultraviolet irradiation for treatment of acute herpes zoster

Abstract Title: [Pricking blood therapy combined with ultraviolet irradiation for treatment of acute herpes zoster]. Abstract Source: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009 Apr;29(4):285-8. PMID: 19565736 Abstract Author(s): Qi Ouyang, Zhi-Jun Wei, Yan-Li Hou Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clinical therapeutic effect and the safety of pricking blood therapy combined with ultraviolet irradiation for treatment of acute herpes zoster. METHODS: One hundred and thirty cases were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 65 cases in each group. The observation group was treated with pricking blood therapy combined with ultraviolet irradiation. Firstly, the affected parts were heavily taped with a plum-blossom needle and then cupping. After the cup was removed, with the body surface-dividing field method, ultraviolet irradiation was given at the skin injury area and the nerve root area corresponding to paraspinal vertebra, and the control group was treated with Aciclovir and other western medicine. Seven days constituted one course. Their therapeutic effects and adverse reactions were observed. RESULTS: After treatment of 7 days, the cured rate of 76.9% and the total effective rate of 90.8% in the observation group were significantly higher than 38.5% and 66.2% in the control group, respectively (both P<0.01); the incidence rate of post herpetic neuralgia of 3.1% in the observation group was significantly lower than 12.3% in the control group (P<0.05); after treatment, the scores for pain, rash and sleep decreased significantly in the two groups (all P<0.01), more significantly decreased in the observation group than in the control group (P<0.01 or P<0.05); the pain-relieving time, herpes-stopping time, scab-forming time and the cured time in the cured patients of the observation group were significantly shorter than those in the control group (P<0.01 or P<0.05). CONCLUSION: The pricking blood therapy combined with ultraviolet irradiation has rapid therapeutic effect, effectively shortens duration of illness, decreases the incidence rate of post herpetic neuralgia and it is a safe remedy for treatment of herpes zoster. Article Published Date : Apr 01, 2009
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[Application of blistering cupping].

Related Articles [Application of blistering cupping]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2016 Nov 12;36(11):1191-1196 Authors: Gu X, Chen Z, Chen B, Fan Y, Chen X Abstract Blistering cupping is special as eliminating wind and dampness as well as removing phlegm and blood stasis, and it achieves effects through suction. In this paper we reviewed relevant literature combined with clinical experience so as to summarize its operation attention through exploring the origin, mechanism and application. We divide the progress into the blistering period, the phlegm-stasis-eliminating period, and the escharosis period according to the changes of bubble and the things pulled out. Blistering cupping creates ways to eliminate concrete unhealthy influences through smoothing meridians and collaterals, such as phlegm and retained fluid, dampness and blood stasis. Thus chronic diseases are relieved. Also,we propose the rules of "blistering acupoints being related to disease location as well as the nature of acupoints and diseases". The therapy has been used to treat diseases of respiratory system, osteoarticular, skin and subcutaneous tissue, mental and behavioral disorders, and tumor, among which the effects of intractable diseases of respiratory and osteoarticular systems are definite. It deserves to be further explored and promoted. PMID: 29231306 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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