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Acupuncture therapy for fever induced by viral upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) in military medical service: a case series
  1. SeungWon Kwon1,2,
  2. KyoungHo Shin2,
  3. WooSang Jung1,
  4. SangKwan Moon1,
  5. KiHo Cho1
  1. 1Department of Cardiovascular and Neurologic Diseases, College of Korean Medicine, KyungHee University, Seoul, Korea
  2. 2Medical Service Room, Service Support Group, Ministry of National Defence, Seoul, Korea
  1. Correspondence to Dr Seungwon Kwon, Department of Cardiovascular and Neurologic Diseases, College of Korean Medicine, KyungHee University, 1 Hoegi-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 130–702, Korea; kkokkottung{at}hanmail.net

Abstract

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.

  • ACUPUNCTURE
  • HEALTH ECONOMICS
  • INFECTIOUS DISEASES

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