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

Chen-Jei Tai, Chia P. Chang, Chung Y. Huang, Li Yin Chien

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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.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)241-246
頁數6
期刊Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
4
發行號2
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 六月 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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