Efficacy of Sanfujiu to treat allergies: Patient outcomes at 1 year after treatment

Chen Jei Tai, Chia Pei Chang, Chung Yu Huang, Li Yin Chien*

*此作品的通信作者

研究成果: Article同行評審

15 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)

摘要

Sanfujiu is a treatment method of applying herbal paste onto the acupoints Fengmen and Feishu during the three hottest days of summer to treat patients with allergies. The objectives of this study were to determine the treatment efficacy at 1 year after the Sanfujiu treatment, and examine variations in the perceived efficacy of Sanfujiu among different subgroups, based on the patients' ages, diagnoses and number of reactive symptoms immediately after the treatment. We enrolled 105 patients who completed Sanfujiu treatment at a medical university hospital in Taipei as the subjects. One year after treatment, trained interviewers conducted telephone interviews with the patients. Approximately 60% of them perceived the treatment as being effective at 1 year later, which was higher than that at 1 week after treatment (45.7%). Younger subjects (<19 years of age) and patients with asthma were more likely to report the treatment as being effective. Patients who had more reactive symptoms after the third Sanfujiu treatment were more likely to report the treatment as being effective. The results demonstrated that Sanfujiu was moderately effective, as perceived by patients in Taiwan, in treating their allergic symptoms.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)241-246
頁數6
期刊Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
4
發行號2
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 6月 2007

指紋

深入研究「Efficacy of Sanfujiu to treat allergies: Patient outcomes at 1 year after treatment」主題。共同形成了獨特的指紋。

引用此