Chinese herbs and moxibustion boosts the immune system and improves allergic acne

A total of 60 patients with allergic acne were rando-mized into an observation group (30 cases) and a control group (30 cases).Thirty healthy employees were in the healthy group. In the control group, Guifu Yuhe decoction was prescribed for oral administration, while in the observation group, on the base of the treatment as the control group, moxibustion was exerted at Dazhui (GV14) and Shenque (GV8). The treatment duration was 8 weeks. Before and after treatment, serum IgE, blood EOS, CD4+T cell, CD8+ T cell and CD4+T/CD8+T, as well as the conversion score of idiopathic constitution and the symptom score were compared in the patients of two groups. The clinical therapeutic effect was observed in the two groups.

Results: Before treatment, compared with the healthy group, IgE and EOS, CD4+T cell and CD8+T cell all increased (P<0.05), and CD4+T/CD8+T decreased in the two groups (P<0.05). After treatment, IgE, EOS and CD4+T cell and CD8+T cell decreased (P<0.05), and CD4+T/CD8+T increased (P<0.05) in the intra-group comparison in the patients. The changes of IgE, EOS, CD4+T cell and CD8+T cell in the observation group were more larger than those in the control group (P<0.05). After treatment, the conversion score of body constitution and symptom score all decreased in either group (P<0.05) and the scores in the observation group were lower than those of the control group (P< 0.05). The total effective rate of the observation group (29/30, 96.7%) was higher than that of the control group (22/30, 73.3%, P<0.05).

Conclusion: Moxibustion combined with Guifu Yuhe decoction can significantly improve immune function and body constitution of the patients with allergic acne, which may be related to rectifying idiopathic constitution, improving in lymphocyte subsets dysfunction and inhibiting allergic reaction.


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