Patients Treated With Acupuncture
Arthritis and Rheumatism - November
This study was a large
randomized trial of over 3000 patients.
Patients were treated for 15
sessions over 3 months and showed
improvement in the 'osteoarthritis index. Improvement
was still persistent 6 months later at
This study was not double blinded, but the results led the
to conclude that 'in patients with chronic pain due
to OA of the
knee or hip who were receiving primary care, addition of
acupuncture to the treatment regimen resulted in a clinically
relevant and persistent benefit'.
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