[Observation on short-term therapeutic effect of Bo's abdominal acupuncture on chronic urticaria].

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2005 Nov;25(11):768-70

Hospital of Guangzhou City Red Cross Sociaty, Guangdong 510220, China.

Objective: To observe short-term therapeutic effect and safety of Bo's abdominal acupuncture for treatment of chronic urticaria.

Methods: Sixty-one cases of chronic urticaria were randomly divided into an observation group (n = 31) and a control group (n = 30). They were treated respectively with Bo's abdominal acupuncture and cetirizine. Their therapeutic effects were compared.

Results: The effective rate was 80.7% in the observation group and 76.7% in the control group with no significant difference, but no adverse effect was found in the observation group, and the adverse effects such as sleepiness, headache, thirsty and so on were found in the control group.

Conclusion: Bo's abdominal acupuncture has a short-term therapeutic effect similar to cetirizine on chronic urticaria, and has no adverse effect of anti-histamine agents, being more safe.

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November 2005
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