The Treatment of Chronic Urticaria with the Thick Needle
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Outbreaks of acute urticaria last 24-48 hours and may be self-resolving, whereas chronic urticaria is defined as lasting more than six weeks and is extremely resistant to conventional Western medical treatment. This article describes the treatment of 39 cases of chronic urticaria with a particular needle technique employing 1.0mm thick needles. 29 patients experienced full remission of symptoms with ten treatments over a fortnight, and a further eight cases recovered with a second course of ten treatments.
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