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Oral Chinese Herbal Medicine for Post-Herpetic Neuralgia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a common complication of herpes zoster. Pain medications have shown benefit, however many patients do not achieve adequate pain relief. Oral Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) has been used for people with PHN but its benefit is unclear. This review examined the efficacy and safety of oral CHM alone or as add-on therapy for PHN. Read more here.