Acupuncture treatment for spontaneous polyhidrosis

J Tradit Chin Med. 2008 Dec;28(4):262-3. doi: 10.1016/s0254-6272(09)60006-6.


Objective: To compare the therapeutic effects of acupuncture and western medicine on spontaneous polyhidrosis.

Methods: Acupuncture at Huatuojiaji points was used to treat 30 cases of spontaneous polyhidrosis and the western medicine was used to treat 26 cases for comparison.

Results: The total effective rate of the former was 96.7% and that of the latter 57.7%. The difference in therapeutic effect between the two groups was significant (P<0.01).

Conclusion: The therapeutic effect of acupuncture at Huatuojiaji points on spontaneous polyhidrosis was better than that of western medicine.

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acupuncture Therapy*
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperhidrosis / therapy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged