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Research progress of fire needling for chronic gastritis
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Pages: 223-227
Year: Issue:  2
Journal: Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion

Keyword:  chronic gastritisfire-needle therapyreview;
Abstract: To explore the efficacy and mechanism of fire needling for chronic gastritis, "fire needling" and "chronic gastritis" were selected as keywords to collect literature in Pub Med, CNKI database and Wan Fang database. The clinical and experiment literature regarding fire needling for chronic gastritis was analyzed to make a comprehensive discussion on the efficacy and action mechanism of fire needling for chronic gastritis. The results indicated the efficacy of fire needling for chronic gastritis was superior to that of medication or filiform needle. The combination of fire needling and medication, acupoint injection and filiform needle could further improve the therapeutic effect for chronic gastritis. From the perspectives of TCM and western medicine, the action mechanism of fire needling for chronic gastritis was explored, and it was believed the fire-needle therapy has the effects of removing and nourishing, which conformed to the clinical syndromes of chronic gastritis. The fire needle could affect the prognosis by regulating the central nerve system, improving local blood circulation, regulating immune inflammation and regulating gastrointestinal hormones.
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