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An overview of acupuncture for psoriasis vulgaris, 2009–2014

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Dermatological Treatment, September 2016
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Title
An overview of acupuncture for psoriasis vulgaris, 2009–2014
Published in
Journal of Dermatological Treatment, September 2016
DOI 10.1080/09546634.2016.1224801
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Authors

Yu Xiang, Xing Wu, Chuanjian Lu, Kaiyi Wang

Abstract

Psoriasis is a chronic, proliferative, and inflammatory skin disease which affects around 2-3% of the global population. Current pharmacotherapy is effective, however medication with safe and long-lasting therapeutic effects is needed. Acupuncture for psoriasis is widely used in China as well as other Asian countries, and is gradually becoming accepted globally. To determine the characteristics and advantages of acupuncture treatment for psoriasis, and to improve the clinical outcomes of this disease in the future, this review summarizes literature on acupuncture treatment for psoriasis published between 2009 and 2014. Databases search was conducted with the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), MEDLINE, and PubMed databases over a time period ranging from January 2009 to December 2014. The condition term was "psoriasis" and the key intervention terms were "needling", "moxibustion", "auriculotherapy", "cupping and bloodletting therapy", "catgut embedding therapy", "point-injection therapy", "traditional Chinese medicine fumigation therapy", "fire needling therapy", and "vesiculation moxibustion". Languages were limited to English and Chinese. Therapeutic mechanisms, therapy, therapeutic characteristics, advantages and limits of acupuncture for psoriasis are discussed. The conclusion is that acupuncture therapies for psoriasis are simple, convenient, and effective, with long-lasting therapeutic effects as well as minimal side effects and toxicity.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 10 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 2 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 20%
Student > Postgraduate 1 10%
Student > Master 1 10%
Other 1 10%
Other 3 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 60%
Unspecified 3 30%
Arts and Humanities 1 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 June 2019.
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#1,413,810
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#44
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#34,406
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Dermatological Treatment
#1
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