Acupuncture | Conditions

Warts and acupuncture

Here is another example of the success of one of my favourite techniques called Surround the Dragon. I have used this technique on many skin conditions and it is gratifying to see science confirm my confidence in the technique. Warts occur mainly among children and adolescents. Warts are skin infections caused by viruses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) family.

In a recent single-blinded study, 60 individuals with flat warts were assigned to one of two groups: 30 used a topical ointment of 0.1% tretinoin (known under several names such as Retin-A, Avita, Refissa) daily for 10 weeks and 30 underwent one auricular (ear) acupuncture treatment per week for 10 weeks.

After six months, only one patient (1 of 30, or 3.33%) in the tretinoin group had recovered completely from flat warts with no recurrence, compared with 16 patients (53.33%) in the acupuncture group.

read an abstract of the study here…..

 Read Examiner news article here..


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