The therapeutic effects of electrical acupuncture and auricular-plaster in 32 cases of chronic fatigue syndrome
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

OBJECTIVE: To observe the therapeutic effects of electrical acupuncture and auricular-plaster therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). METHOD: 64 CFS patients were randomly divided into two groups. 32 cases in the treatment group were treated by the electrical acupuncture and auricular-plaster therapy, and 32 cases in the control group with oral hydrocortisone. RESULTS: The total effective rates were respectively 93.75% in the treatment group and 75.00% in the control group, with a statistically significant difference between the two groups (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Electrical acupuncture and auricular-plaster therapy may show a better anti-fatigue effect than that of routine Western drugs.

Author(s): 
Yuemei, Li
Hongping, Liu
Shulan, Feng
Dongfang, Gong
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Tradit Chin Med
Publication Date: 
Sep 2006
Publication Year: 
2006
Pages: 
163-164
Volume: 
26
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
0255-2922
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 17078435

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Li Yuemei, Liu Hongping, Feng Shulan and Gong Dongfang. Sep 2006. "The therapeutic effects of electrical acupuncture and auricular-plaster in 32 cases of chronic fatigue syndrome." Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine 26: 3: 163-164.

Wikipedia Citation

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