Warm Needle Acupuncture and Xitong Waixi Lotion for Knee Osteoarthritis
Effects of Warm Needle Acupuncture plus Xitong Waixi Lotion in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled TrialEvid Based Complement Alternat Med . 2022 Aug 4;2022:5467712.
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Eighty patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomized to receive either warm needle acupuncture with Xitong Waixi lotion (n=40) or Xitong Waixi lotion alone (n=40). The primary outcome of this trial was to determine the levels of interleukin-1 (IL-1), tumor necrosis factor-a (TNF-a), and matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3) after treatment. Pain and knee function were also assessed using the Visu...