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2022 Feb

Br J Pain



Acupuncture (superficial dry-needling) as a treatment for chronic postherpetic neuralgia – a randomized clinical trial.


Sollie M, Pind R, Madsen C B, Sørensen J A
Br J Pain. 2022 Feb; 16(1):96-108.
PMID: 35111318.


Postherpetic neuralgia is a painful condition where finding sufficient treatment poses a great challenge. Acupuncture is often used as an alternative treatment for these pains, yet no randomized trials, using a sham-placebo have been performed to confirm its effect. Our objective was to investigate the efficacy of acupuncture compared to sham-acupuncture when treating chronic postherpetic dermal pain.