Abstract: Clinical observation on effect of electro-acupuncture on back-shu points in treating chronic fatigue syndrome

Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 2005 Sep;25(9):834-6.

[Article in Chinese]

Wang Q, Xiong JX.

The First Hospital Affiliated to Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou. ynlq@mail.china.com

OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical efficacy of electro-acupuncture (EA) on 5-visceral Back-shu points in treating chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

METHODS: Forty patients with CFS were treated by EA on Back-shu points, the changes of scoring by Fatigue Assessment Instrument (FAI) and Symptom Checklist 90 (SCL-90) were observed before and after treatment.

RESULTS: The scale of FAI and SCL-90 significantly decreased after EA (P < 0.01).

CONCLUSION: EA on Back-shu points is one of the effective approaches for treatment of CFS.

PMID: 16248250 [PubMed – in process]

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