Garlic moxibustion has a therapeutic effect in patients with tuberculosis. - GreenMedInfo Summary
[Influence of garlic moxibustion on the therapeutic effect in re-treatment patients of tuberculosis].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009 Jan;29(1):10-2. PMID: 19186714
OBJECTIVE: To observe the therapeutic effect of moxibustion in re-treatments patients of tuberculosis. METHODS: Fifty-three cases were randomly divided into an observation group (n = 31) and a control group (n = 22). They were treated with routine chemotherapeutic program of western medicine with garlic moxibustion on main points Feishu (BL 13), Gaohuang (BL 43), Shenzhu (GV 12), etc. added in the observation group. The therapeutic effects were assessed by clinical symptoms and signs, X-ray, CT examination and laboratory indexes. RESULTS: The focus absorbing rate of 87.1% in the observation group was better than 63.6% in the control group (P < 0.05); the rate of bacteria-turned negativity in sputum was 90.5% in the observation group which was better than 56.3% in the control group (P < 0.05); the observation group in improvement of hypodynamia, night sweat and cough was superior to the control group (all P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Moxibustion can increase the therapeutic effect for the re-treatment patient of tuberculosis.