Melanosis

Publication Title: 
Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society

BACKGROUND: Melasma is a common facial skin disorder seen in women. Manual acupuncture (MA) is widely used alone or in combination with conventional treatments for melasma in China. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of MA for melasma, and explore the range of treatments applied. METHODS: Six databases were searched systematically for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) on acupuncture for melasma in women up to November 2014. RevMan software was used for data analysis. The Cochrane tool of Risk of Bias was used to assess the methodological quality of the RCTs.

Author(s): 
Chai, Qianyun
Fei, Yutong
Cao, Huijuan
Wang, Congcong
Tian, Jinzhou
Liu, Jianping
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
Author(s): 
Xun, Jing
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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

OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical therapeutic effect of acupuncture plus intensive pulse light irradiation on chloasma. METHODS: Ninety-six cases of chloasma were randomly divided into two groups, the control group of 46 cases treated by simple acupuncture and the treatment group of 50 cases treated by acupuncture and intensive pulse light irradiation. RESULTS: The total effective rate was 89.1% and 98.0% in the control group and treatment group respectively, with a significant difference between the two groups (P<0.05).

Author(s): 
Chen, Wei
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

OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical effects of the combined use of acupuncture and herbal medicine for treatment of chloasma. METHODS: Totally 60 patients were randomly divided into a treatment group of 30 cases, treated by acupuncture and herbal medicine, and a control group of 30 cases, administered Vitamin C and Vitamin E. The clinical effects were observed. RESULTS: The total effective rate of the treatment group is 93.3% better than that of the control group (76.7%), the difference was significant (P < 0.01).

Author(s): 
Feng, Xiao-Jing
Fu, Jian-Ying
Liu, Fang
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