Acupunct Med. 2014 Sep 29. pii: acupmed-2014-010629. doi: 10.1136/acupmed-2014-010629. [Epub ahead of print]
Acupuncture therapy for fever induced by viral upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) in military medical service: a case series.
Kwon S1, Shin K2, Jung W3, Moon S3, Cho K3.
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We report the cases of eight military patients with fever (≥38°C) induced by viral upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) who requested treatment with acupuncture in the military medical service room. All patients were treated immediately after diagnosis with classical acupuncture (GV14, GB20, TE8 points) and a new type of acupuncture, equilibrium acupuncture (Feibing and Ganmao points). After one treatment session (20 min), reduction of body temperature was confirmed in all patients. Accompanying symptoms such as headache, myalgia and nasal obstruction also showed a tendency to decrease. Within 3 days of treatment, six of the eight patients had recovered from the URTI. No adverse effects of acupuncture treatment were reported.