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Acupuncture as good as western medicine for herpes zoster but with less side effects

Pub Med

Background: Herpes zoster is a common skin disease that has a huge impact on the quality of life of sufferers. Antiviral therapy is a conventional treatment, but it still has limitations. This review evaluates the safety and efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of herpes zoster. Methods: We identified randomized controlled trials …

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Cupping therapy helps with herpes zoster


Method Six databases were searched for articles published through 2010. RCTs on cupping therapy for various diseases were included. Studies on cupping therapy combined with other TCM treatments versus non-TCM therapies were excluded. Results 135 RCTs published from 1992 through 2010 were identified. The studies were generally of low methodological …

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