Acupuncture is superior to antihistamines in treating obstinate urticaria. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Acupuncture plus point-injection for 32 cases of obstinate urticaria.
J Tradit Chin Med. 2006 Mar;26(1):22-3. PMID: 16705847
In order to observe the therapeutic effects of acupuncture plus point-injection for obstinate urticaria, 64 cases of obstinate urticaria were randomly divided into the following two groups. 32 cases in the treatment group were treated with acupuncture at the points of Quchi (LI11), Xuehai (SP10), Zusanli (ST 36), Sanyinjiao (SP6) and Fengchi (GB20) plus point-injection at the points of Zusanli (ST36) and Quchi (LI11). 32 cases in the control group were treated with antihistamines (such as Acrivastine, Cinnarizine or Ranitidine). The results showed that the therapeutic effect in the treatment group was obviously better than that in the control group (P < 0.05), with a much lower relapse rate in the former than that in the latter (P < 0.01).