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Volume:8 Issue:8 Number:1 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12287
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Longer Lasting Clinical Improvement with Crossbow Needling vs Acupuncture for Treatment of Knee OA


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Clinical efficacy evaluation of a traditional Miao technique of crossbow needle therapy in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: a multi-center randomized controlled trial

Trials. 2020; 21: 560.

Contributing Authors: J Fu HC Shang LY Wang C Zhao XF Yang WW Guo CX Lu J Cui YP Wang

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Synopsis

Three hundred and six patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) were randomized to receive 20 treatment sessions (3 times/week) of crossbow needling, a traditional Chinese medicine technique or conventional acupuncture for the relief of pain, and improvement in function and quality of life. The primary outcome of interest was the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC)....

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