Osteoarthritis acupuncture knee oa
Does acupuncture work for arthritisé Maybe.Up next. Acupuncture Relieves Knee Osteoarthritis NewStudy Reported in TMblr, researchers conclude thatacupuncture has a significant curative effect on patients with knee osteoarthritis. Thiscondition often involves joint pain, swelling, stiffness, decreased range of motion and theformation of bone spurs. More than 27 million people in the U.S. have osteoarthritis withthe knee being one of the most commonly affected areas. In this recent study, the researchersfrom a community in Beijing treated 200 cases of knee osteoarthritis using acupuncture.The overall effective rate was 98%.
During the electroacupuncture treatment, researchersused different needling methods such as local singleneedle puncture and local multineedlepuncture. Electroacupuncture was primarily applied using low frequency continuous waves.The type of the wave and intensity was chosen dependent upon patient toleranceAmong the 200 patients receiving treatment, 64 patients (32%) fully recovered, 112 patients(56%) showed marked improvements, 20 patients (10%) showed moderate improvements and fourpatients (2%) showed no improvements. The overall effective rate was 98%. Based on theoutcome, the researchers concluded acupuncture is effective for treating knee osteoarthritis.The article was published in
Journal of Beijing University of TraditionalChinese Medicine (al Medicine) Comment: The debate continues. I think acupuncturemay be a helpful ancillary treatment for pain but I don't see any evidence that it modifiesdisease.
Osteoarthritis ozone for osteoarthritis
Another promising therapy for knee osteoarthritisâ€¦next Ozone Injections Promising in Knee OsteoarthritisLaird Harrison writing for Medscape reported, an ozone injection into the knee can soothepain and improve quality of life for people with knee osteoarthritis, a randomized controlledtrial suggests. quot;When I saw the results I was very surprised,quot;said Virginia Fernandes MoÃ§a Trevisani, PhD, from the Federal University of Sao Paulo,who presented the finding at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting.Ozone appears to inhibit prostaglandins and cytokines and reduce oxidative stress, shetold Medscape Medical News.
It has been used in Europe for many yearsin the treatment of cancer, AIDS, caries, rheumatoid arthritis, and a variety of otherailments. However, it is not approved for al use in Brazil or in the United States,and the only studies in osteoarthritis have been case reports, Trevisani explained.Comment: the results were surprisingly good.