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J Pain Res


Fire Needling Acupuncture for Adult Patients with Acute Herpes Zoster: Protocol of a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.


Liu L, Chen Q, Yang J, Gang W, Zhao L, Lyu T, Jing X, Zhang C S, Li B
J Pain Res. 2022; 15:2161-2170.
PMID: 35942116.


Acute herpes zoster (HZ) is characterized as a vesicular rash with unilateral distribution produced by the reactivation of varicella zoster virus. It can induce various comorbidities that can adversely influence the quality of life of patients. The purpose of this systematic review is to assess the effect and safety of fire needling acupuncture on acute HZ.