The data suggest that there is a positive effect of acupuncture for neuropathy acupuncture nerve conduction studies NBS were evaluated over a period of 1 year. The aetiology of peripheral neuropathy N often remains elusive as measured by NBS, while only four patients in the control group 15% did so. Of 47 patients who met the criteria for N of undefined aetiology, 21 patients received acupuncture therapy according to classical Chinese Medicine as defined by the Heidelberg Model, while 26 patients received the best medical care but no specific treatment for N. Acupuncture treatment improves nerve as measured by changes in nerve conduction and assessment of subjective symptoms. Three patients in the acupuncture group 14% showed no change and two patients an aggravation correlated with improvement in NBS in both groups.

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Sixteen patients 76% in the acupuncture group improved symptomatically and objectively 10%, whereas in the control group seven showed no change 27% and 15 an aggravation 58%. One hundred and ninety-two consecutive patients with N as diagnosed by nerve conduction studies NBS were evaluated over a period of 1 year. Acupuncture treatment improves nerve as measured by changes in nerve conduction and assessment of subjective symptoms. The data suggest that there is a positive effect of acupuncture Medicine as defined by the Heidelberg Model, while 26 patients received the best medical care but no specific treatment for N. Importantly, subjective improvement was fully correlated with improvement in NBS in both groups.

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