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BACKGROUND Severe and widespread atopic dermatitis often fails to respond adequately to topical steroids and oral antihistamines and requires immunomodulatory drugs which, although effective, have undesirable toxic effects. METHODS In this prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 71 patients with severe intractable atopic(More)
Our previous studies found that segmental effect of spinal nerve plays an important role in acupuncture stimulation (AS) on nail-fold microcirculation. Calcitonin-gene related peptide (CGRP) is a potent endogenous vasodilator. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of AS on skin blood flow (SBF) and skin temperature (ST), and(More)
The underlying theory of traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) considers that Yin and Yang are in the opposition with each other and play different roles in physiological responses. Several studies have reported that electroacupuncture (EA) produces a greater effect than manual acupuncture (MA), and that the effect of EA is similar to transcutaneous electric(More)
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