Electroacupuncture Therapy for Arthralgia and Raynaud's Phenomenon in a Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

@article{Donoyama2010ElectroacupunctureTF,
  title={Electroacupuncture Therapy for Arthralgia and Raynaud's Phenomenon in a Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus},
  author={Nozomi Donoyama and Norio Ohkoshi},
  journal={Acupuncture in Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={28},
  pages={49 - 51}
}
A 45-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus presented with multiple arthralgia, coldness in fingers and toes, and Raynaud's phenomenon. Electroacupuncture (EA) therapy was performed in two courses (14 treatment sessions) 1 month apart. A needle was inserted in the proximal (or medial) side of the painful joint and another needle was inserted in the distal (or lateral) side of the same joint and a 50 Hz stimulus was applied (3 s bursts with 1 s gaps) for 15 min. A visual analogue scale… 

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