Objective： Study on postherpetic neuralgia with cotton sheet moxibustion combined with laser floating needle treatment mechanism, provide the theoretical foundation and a new scheme for the treatment of the disease. Methods： the clinical study of the retrospective survey, past has been discharged 139 patients with postherpetic neuralgia disease case design for the control group and the February 2014 to 2015 years 9 months from137 cases of such patients design for comprehensive treatment group and control group symptomatic treatment including oral analgesics and anti virus, for pain points selected Ashi, plain fill Ping Xie acupuncture manipulation, instrument grounding of electric acupuncture stimulation 25 min; comprehensive treatment group on the basis of treatment, in the skin rash with stick cotton moxibustion and laser floating needle treatment of postherpetic neuralgia. In 2 groups were collected the therapeutic time and periods of treatment and calculate the recovery rate, the total efficiency and 6 months after the recurrence rate, using a visual analog scale（visual analogue scale, VAS） scores of clinical efficacy were evaluated. Results： after treatment, comprehensive treatment group markedly effective time for（7.39＋145） days, days of healing for（10.95＋202） days and recovered markedly effective rate and total effective rate and recurrence rate were 84.6% 、98.5%、6.38% VAS score display effect of the combined therapy group was higher than that of the control group, and compared to the control group（P〈0.05）,the difference was statistically significant. Conclusion： postherpetic neuralgia by stick cotton sheet moxibustion therapy laser combined with floating needle therapy is effective time and period of treatment was short, and the recurrence rate is low, curative effect is better than the conventional method of electroacupuncture treatment, the preferred integrated treatment program for postherpetic neuralgia（PHN） diseases.
Journal of Emergency in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Cotton moxibustion therapy
Laser floating needle