Lik Sprava. 1998 Oct-Nov; (7): 152-4.
[Acupuncture in the treatment of a posttraumatic pain syndrome]
Overall, fourteen patients with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (Sudeck's disease) presenting with pain syndrome were examined. The diagnosis was made on the basis of clinical symptomatology and was confirmed by thermographic and scintigraphic investigations. The patients were divided into two groups and they were administered double blind classical and sham acupuncture treatments, under the exposure to which treatments the pains began to subside in the above patients, with their general wellbeing having gotten improved.