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Specific irritability of acupuncture points as an early symptom of multiple sclerosis.
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PMID:  3799536     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
28 patients suffering from multiple sclerosis were treated by acupuncture. The age of the patients ranged from 24 to 60 yr. Results of the treatment were satisfactory, but remarkable spontaneous remissions, characteristic for this illness, make any treatment difficult to evaluate. In this article the peculiar behaviour of all treated patients is described: increased sensibility of the skin over the acupuncture loci, while insertion of the acupuncture needles provoke spasms, clonus and even tonic-clonic contractions of the muscles of the extremities. This phenomenon is very specific and can be used as an early sign of this ill-fated illness.
A Steinberger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of Chinese medicine     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0192-415X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Chin. Med.     Publication Date:  1986  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-02-17     Completed Date:  1987-02-17     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7901431     Medline TA:  Am J Chin Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acupuncture Therapy*
Medicine, Chinese Traditional*
Medicine, East Asian Traditional*
Middle Aged
Multiple Sclerosis / diagnosis*,  therapy
Time Factors

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