Acupuncture and moxibustion have therapeutic effects in the treatment of herpes zoster. - GreenMedInfo Summary
[Observation on therapeutic effect of surround needling plus surround moxibustion on herpes zoster].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007 Feb;27(2):123-5. PMID: 17370497
OBJECTIVE: To search for a better therapy for herpes zoster. METHODS: Seventy-two cases of herpes zoster were randomly divided into a treatment group of 38 cases treated with surround needling plus surround moxibustion (direct moxibustion at the area of surround needling), and a control group of 34 cases treated with surround needling the margin of the herpes zoster from "the head" to "the tail" of the herpes zoster respectively. RESULTS: The 38 cases in the treatment group were cured within 3 days with an effective rate of 97.4%, which was better than 85.3% in the control group (P<0.05), with the herpes stopping and scab time shorten, and incidence of residual neuralgia reduced. CONCLUSION: Surround needling plus surround moxibustion has obvious therapeutic effect on herpes zoster.