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Ziyong Li; translated by Fang Zhou
Objective: To observe the clinical therapeutic effect of treating chloasma using facial acupuncture and direct moxibustion. Method: 121 chloasma patients were randomly divided into two groups: patients in the treatment group (n=68) were treated by facial needling of patches accompanied with direct moxibustion; patients in the control group (n=53) were treated by regular acupuncture alone. Both groups received three courses of treatment with follow-up observations for thirty days (after last treatment). Result: The total effective rate of the treatment group was 100.0% and the control group was 86.8%. There was a significant difference between the two groups (P<0.05). Conclusion: Facial acupuncture plus direct moxibustion is a safe treatment, which has a remarkable effect in the treatment of chloasma.
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