Deutsche Zeitschrift für Akupunktur

, Volume 51, Issue 4, pp 30–32 | Cite as

Akupunktur in der Dermatologie — Stand der wissenschaftlichen Forschung

Übersichten | Reviews

Zusammenfassung

Hintergrund und Zielsetzung

Die Anwendung der Akupunktur hat in den letzten Jahren an Bedeutung gewonnen. Dieser Übersichtsartikel zeigt den derzeitigen Stand der Evidenz zur Akupunktur bei ausgewählten Krankheitsbildern und Symptomen im Gebiet der Dermatologie.

Methodik

Die Auswahl der in diesem Artikel enthaltenen Studien erfolgte anhand einer Literaturrecherche der in den Datenbanken MEDLINE und Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials bis Juli 2008 enthaltenen Publikationen.

Ergebnisse

Derzeit kann aufgrund der geringen Anzahl von Studien noch keine klare Aussage hinsichtlich der Wirksamkeit von Akupunktur bei dermatologischen Krankheitsbildern getroffen werden.

Schlussfolgerung

Jedoch ist ein Einsatz bei den Symptomen Übelkeit und Erbrechen, postoperativer Schmerz und Juckreiz als sinnvoll belegt. Es besteht Forschungsbedarf.

Schlüsselwörter

Dermatologie Übersicht Studien Akupunktur 

Acupuncture in Dermatology — Current State of Clinical Research

Abstract

Background and Aims

The impact of application of acupunture has grown within the last years. This review lists the current state of clinical research regarding the evidence of acupuncture in the treatment of selected dermatological diseases and symptoms.

Methods

The literature review was based on thorough screening of the databases of MEDLINE and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials until July 2008.

Results

Due to the limited number of studies so far no recommendation can be given regarding the effectiveness of acupuncture as a means to treat dermatological diseases.

Conclusions

However, using acupuncture to treat such symptoms as nausea, vomiting, postoperative pain and itch has shown beneficial effects. Further studies should be carried out addressing the many open questions.

Keywords

Dermatological diseases review trials acupuncture 

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© Springer Medizin Verlag GmbH, ein Teil von Springer Nature 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Florian Pfab
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. Behrendt
    • 2
  • U. Darsow
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Ring
    • 1
  1. 1.Klinik und Poliklinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie am BiedersteinMünchenDeutschland
  2. 2.Klinische Kooperationsgruppe Helmholtz Zentrum/TUMZAUM-Zentrum für Allergie und UmweltMünchenDeutschland

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