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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2010 Oct;30(10):819-21.

[Clinical research on bedsores treated with fire needle therapy].

[Article in Chinese]

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Neurosurgery Department, Affiliated Hospital of Northern China Coal Medical College, Tangshan 063000, Hebei Province, China.



To discuss the clinical efficacy of fire needle therapy on bedsores.


Fifty-four cases of bedsores were divided randomly into a fire needling group and a filiform needling group, 27 cases in each one. In fire needling group, fire needle therapy was applied. In fifliform needling group, common needling technique with filiform needle was adopted. The wound surface and Ashi points around the sores were punctured in either group. The efficacy and the treatment session required in different phases were observed in two groups.


The satisfactory rate of the efficacy was 91.4% (53/58) in fire needling group and was 75.9% (41/54) in common needling group, indicating statistical significant difference in comparison (P < 0.05). The sessions in the phases III and IV of bedsores increased significantly as compared with those in the phase II of two groups (both P < 0.05), of which, the sessions in phases III and IV of fire needling group were shortened apparently as compared with those of filiform needling group (P < 0.05).


The efficacy of the fire needling therapy is superior to that of common needling on bedsores, and it is an effective approach to bedsores.

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