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Abstract: Clinical observation on electroacupuncture for treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome

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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2005 Oct;25(10):691-2. [Article in Chinese] Wang Q, Xiong JX. The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of TCM, Guangdong 510405, China. OBJECTIVE: To observe clinical therapeutic effect of acupuncture at Back-shu acupoints of five zang-organs on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). METHODS: Forty cases of CFS were treated with electroacupuncture at main acupoints Back-shu, and Fatigue Assessment Instrument (FAI) and Mental State Self-rating Scale (SCL-90) were used for assessment of therapeutic effect. RESULTS: After electroacupuncture treatment, clinical symptoms improved. The cumulative scores of FAI decreased from 148.36 +/- 26.53 before treatment to 98.63 +/- 28.36 after treatment (P < 0.01). And the scores of somatization, depression, anxiety and interpersonal relationship in SCL-90 reduced significantly (P < 0.01). CONCLUSION: Electroacupuncture has a definite therapeutic effect on chronic fatigue syndrome. PMID: 16318125 [PubMed - in process]

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