Acupuncture has therapeutic effects on diabetic neuropathies. - GreenMedInfo Summary
[Acupuncture at five Shu points for treatment of 126 cases of numbness of hands and feet induced by peripheral diabetic neuropathies].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2006 Mar;26(3):225-6. PMID: 16570451
Yangzhou City First People's Hospital, Jiangsu 225001, China. email@example.com
OBJECTIVE: To observe therapeutic effect of acupuncture on peripheral diabetic neuropathies in the African area. METHODS: Five Shiu points on the four limbs were selected. Jing (well-point) was needled by pricking method for blood letting, and acupuncture was given at points Xing (spring-point), Shu (stream-point), Jing (river-point) and He (sea-point), and after arrival of qi, the needles were retained for 30 min, once every other day, for 2 therapeutic courses. RESULTS: Forty-five cases were markedly effective and 68 cases were effective, the total effective rate being 89.68%. CONCLUSION: Acupuncture has obvious therapeutic effect on diabetic neuropathies in the African area.