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Postherpetic Neuralgia (Shingles)

A number of uncontrolled trials have reported acupuncture to be beneficial for postherpetic neuralgia.

Hu J. Acupuncture treatment of herpes zoster. J Tradit Chin Med 2001 Mar;21(1):78-80.

Wu J, Guo Z. Twenty-three cases of postherpetic neuralgia treated by acupuncture. J Tradit Chin Med 2000 Mar;20(1):36-7.

Yuan F. 21 cases of herpes zoster treated by scratching method with three-edged needle. J Tradit Chin Med 1997 Dec;17(4):282-3.

Coghlan CJ. Herpes zoster treated by acupuncture. Cent Afr J Med 1992 Dec;38(12):466-7.

Li H. 34 cases of herpes zoster treated by moxibustion at dazhui (du 14). J Tradit Chin Med 1992 Mar;12(1):71