Acupuncture Proven to Relieve Knee Osteoarthritis

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ACUPUNCTURE
OSTEOARTHRITIS
KNEE -- Diseases
ARTHRITIS
PAIN -- Treatment
ALTERNATIVE medicine
NATIONAL Institutes of Health (U.S.)
Geographic Terms:UNITED States

Abstract:Reports on a study conducted by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, which revealed that acupuncture provides pain and relief and improves function for people suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee. Evaluation of the progress of patients age 50 or older, with osteoarthritis of the knee; Division of the patients into three groups either receiving sham acupuncture, true acupuncture or the Arthritis Self-Help course of the Arthritis Foundation; Manifestation of a significant increase in function and decrease in pain by the group receiving true acupuncture compared to the sham and control groups.

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