The standard treatment of Lichen ruber planus is with steroids, so any effective, alternative treatment is to be welcomed. A previous controlled trial of acupuncture in this disease had demonstrated its efficacy. This report is of a series of 57 patients treated over a 5 year period. Full relief of symptoms was achieved in 31.6% following a single course of 15 acupuncture sessions over 3 weeks. The remaining patients were given a second course of acupuncture after which 85.9% success was reported. The points used in treatment were determined by the causative factors of the disease in each patient and additional electroacupuncture was given where severe itching was a symptom.
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