Beneficial Acupuncture Treatment For Systemic Sclerosis which was Non-Responsive To Medications

Karatay S., UZKESER H.

ACUPUNCTURE & ELECTRO-THERAPEUTICS RESEARCH, vol.40, no.3, pp.205-214, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3727/036012915x14473562233021
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.205-214
  • Keywords: acupuncture, systemic sclerosis, scleroderma, treatment, rheumatology, inflammation, skin, joint, RHEUMATOID-ARTHRITIS, COMPLEMENTARY, STIMULATION, THERAPY
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Although various drugs have been used in the treatment of systemic sclerosis, a disease-modifying drug that can be a gold standard is yet to be defined. The effects of acupuncture treatment used in inflammatory diseases on systemic sclerosis patients are not clearly known. This report presents the successful outcome of acupuncture treatment applied to two female systemic sclerosis patients who had suffered from the disease for seven years (aged 54 years) and 30 years (aged 65 years), despite the use of various drugs.