Acupuncture: an effective and safe treatment for knee arthritis

An article from the Healthcare Medicine Institute, writes of the findings by researchers that two different styles of acupuncture were safe and effective for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. The researchers, from Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, found that patients in the clinical trial had significant reductions in pain, stiffness, and joint immobility. The two styles tested were conventional acupuncture and four seas acupuncture. Results were very similar when comparing both groups. Four seas acupuncture produced a 96.7% total effective rate. Conventional acupuncture produced a 93.3% total effective rate. 

Four seas acupuncture outperformed conventional acupuncture in one specific area. According to the participants’ self-rated scores, improvements and overall satisfaction were greatest in the four seas acupuncture group. Otherwise, the reductions in pain, stiffness, and joint mobility were similar across both acupuncture styles.

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