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Title: Randomized clinical trial of facial acupuncture with or without body acupuncture for treatment of melasma
Authors: Rerksuppaphol L.
Charoenpong T.
Rerksuppaphol S.
Keywords: acupuncture
adult
controlled study
face
female
human
melanosis
middle aged
pathology
procedures
randomized controlled trial
Acupuncture Therapy
Adult
Face
Female
Humans
Melanosis
Middle Aged
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture treatments in treating facial melasma, contrasting treatments involving facial acupuncture with facial/body acupuncture. Method: Women suffering with melasma were randomly assigned into: 1) facial acupuncture (n = 20); or 2) facial/body acupuncture (n = 21). Each group was given 2 sessions per week for 8 weeks. Melasma area and darkness of its pigmentation were assessed using digital images. Results: 95.2% and 90% of participants in facial/body and facial acupuncture, respectively, had decreased melasma areas, with a mean reduction area being 2.6 cm2 (95%CI 1.6-3.6 cm2) and 2.4 cm2 (95%CI 1.6-3.3 cm2), respectively. 66.7% (facial/body acupuncture) and 80.0% (facial acupuncture) of participants had lighter melasma pigmentation compared to their baselines (p-value = 0.482). Conclusions: Facial acupuncture, with or without body acupuncture, was shown to be effective in decreasing the size of melasma areas.This study is registered with the Thai Clinical Trial Registry (TCTR20140903004). © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.
URI: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84958042408&doi=10.1016%2fj.ctcp.2015.10.004&partnerID=40&md5=d99296b2d5317ea955cec6f084bd3951
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ISSN: 17443881
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