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2021 Dec 10

Medicine (Baltimore)



Efficacy of moxibustion in diabetes peripheral neuropathy.


Tay J S, Kim Y
Medicine (Baltimore). 2021 Dec 10; 100(49):e28173.
PMID: 34889293.


Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is one of the most common complications of diabetes mellitus. The main clinical manifestations of DPN include pain, numbness, paraesthesia, and weakness of the lower limbs which often leads to diabetic foot ulceration, eventually resulting in amputation. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, moxibustion has a great effect on treating and preventing DPN. However, randomized clinical trials done to evaluate the efficacy of this treatment are still lacking. Hence, this study is carried out to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of moxibustion therapy on diabetic peripheral neuropathy.