ACUPUNCTURE & ELECTRO-THERAPEUTICS RESEARCH, vol.40, no.3, pp.205-214, 2015 (SCI-Expanded)
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ACUPUNCTURE & ELECTRO-THERAPEUTICS RESEARCH
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
acupuncture, systemic sclerosis, scleroderma, treatment, rheumatology, inflammation, skin, joint, RHEUMATOID-ARTHRITIS, COMPLEMENTARY, STIMULATION, THERAPY
Gazi University Affiliated:
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.