Zh Nevropatol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 1984 ; 84(9): 1377-80.
[Reflexotherapy of neurologic complications in chronic alcoholism]
To alleviate neurological complications (extrapyramidal and hypothalamic syndromes, polyneuropathies and polyneuritis) associated with chronic alcoholism, 227 patients received different variants of acupuncture (classical acupuncture with needles, electropuncture, laser puncture). During the first three days, to control the abstinence syndrome, all patients received classical acupuncture. Further application of one or another method of acupuncture was determined by the degree of neurological complications. The treatment was most effective in a group of patients with polyneuropathies and polyneuritis, whereas patients with the hypothalamic syndrome proved poorly responsive to the treatment.