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Observation on therapeutic effects of blood-letting puncture with cupping in acute trigeminal neuralgia.

Abstract Title: Observation on therapeutic effects of blood-letting puncture with cupping in acute trigeminal neuralgia. Abstract Source: Int Immunopharmacol. 2010 Jul;10(7):760-8. Epub 2010 Apr 22. PMID: 10437209 Abstract Author(s): Z Zhang Abstract: In the present paper, 45 cases of acute trigeminal neuralgia were treated and observed by comparative method. Results showed no significant difference in transient analgesic effect (P>0.05) but a significant difference in therapeutic effect (P<0.01) between the treatment and control groups. This indicates that blood-letting puncture with cupping is an effective therapy for the disease. Article Published Date : Jul 01, 2010

Observation on therapeutic effect of electroacupuncture at Jiaji (EX-B 2) combined with blood-letting and cupping on herpes zoster

Abstract Title: [Observation on therapeutic effect of electroacupuncture at Jiaji (EX-B 2) combined with blood-letting and cupping on herpes zoster]. Abstract Source: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009 Nov;29(11):887-90. PMID: 19994687 Abstract Author(s): Yin-ni Liu, Hong-xing Zhang, Guo-fu Huang, Ran Zou, Wei Wei Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To compare the therapeutic effect differences between electroacupuncture at Jiaji (EX-B 2) combined with blood-letting plus cupping and western medicine therapy. METHODS: Fifty-three cases were randomly divided into an observation group (n=31) and a control group (n=22). The observation group was treated by electroacupuncture at Jiaji (EX-B 2) combined with blood-letting with a plum-blossom needle at the affected parts plus cupping, once each day. The control group was treated by oral administration of Valaciclovir Hydrochlordide, Indomethacin, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B12. RESULTS: The cured and markedly effective rate of 96.8% in the observation group was better than that of 81.8% in the control group (P<0.05), and improvements of pain, pruritus, burning sensation and sleep in the observation group were superior to those of the control group (all P<0.01). CONCLUSION: Electroacupuncture at Jiaji (EX-B 2) combined with blood-letting and cupping is a better therapy for herpes zoster and its therapeutic effect is better than that of routine western medicine therapy. Article Published Date : Nov 01, 2009
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The Need to Develop a Regulatory Body for the Practice of Al-Hijama.

Related Articles The Need to Develop a Regulatory Body for the Practice of Al-Hijama. J Law Med. 2016;24(1):35-40 Authors: Mayberry JF Abstract Al-Hijama is a traditional therapy which has been extensively used in the Middle East. It has an Islamic basis but is used in many cultures in the form of wet cupping. There has been a significant growth in its availability in most Western countries during the last decade. In none is it subject to statutory regulation and the training and quality of practitioners is variable. It has both a preventive and therapeutic element and so there are appropriate concerns about the potential for incorrect diagnoses and delays in other effective treatments. In the past, the apprenticeship model in which a trainee worked for some years with an experienced ijazah ensured such problems did not arise. However, there is now an urgent need to recognise the widespread practice of this therapy and ensure that it has the benefits of statutory regulation, be this through specific regulatory bodies or a negative licensing model. PMID: 30136772 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]