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Volume:7 Issue:6 Number:3 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #11809
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Strong current electroacupuncture more effective versus weak current and sham in knee OA treatment

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effects of intensity of electroacupuncture on chronic pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial

Arthritis Res Ther. 2019 May 14;21(1):120. doi: 10.1186/s13075-019-1899-6.

Contributing Authors: M Li J Li B Zhu SY Yu W He ZT Lv LL Shen ZQ Zhang CY Ma GF Huang J Yin LL Yu MQ Ding XC Yuan XH Jing

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301 patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomized to ten sessions over 2 weeks of either high intensity electroacupuncture, low intensity electroacupuncture, or sham electroacupuncture. Patients were assessed for response to therapy based on pain scores and functional scores after 1 and 2 weeks of treatment. Effects on pain scores, including visual analog scale and numeric rating scale, were s...

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