Minerva Med. 1980 Dec; 71(51): 3715-8.
[Electro-acupuncture and trophic ulcer]
Electroacupuncture was used in the treatment of 50 cases of tropic ulcer of the lower extremities, including 34 following phlebitis, by stimulation with a Roccia VTM apparatus at voltages and frequencies up to the patient's tolerance threshold. The needles stimulation was maintained for a maximum of 7 hr. A cure was obtained in all cases, including those where the ulcers were inveterate and resistant to routine forms of management.