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‘The existing trial evidence is sufficiently convincing to suggest that moxibustion, compared with sham moxibustion and oral drugs, is effective for pain reduction and symptom management in Knee Osteoarthritis. The level of evidence is moderate, given the high risk of bias and small sample size.’
(2017) Comparison of acupuncture with other physical treatments for pain caused by osteoarthritis of the knee: a network meta-
‘Conclusion. The evidence available for our network meta-
MacPherson H, Vickers A, Bland M, Torgerson D, Corbett M, Spackman E, Saramago P, Woods B, Weatherly H, Sculpher M, Manca A, Richmond S, Hopton A, Eldred J, Watt I. (2017) Acupuncture for chronic pain and depression in primary care: a programme of research. Chapter 3.Southampton (UK): NIHR Journals Library; 2017 Jan.
(2017) Immediate Effects of Acupuncture Treatment on Intra-
Quote. ‘Knee osteoarthritis (OA) often leads to altered balance control, joint motion and loading patterns during gait. Acupuncture has been proven to be effective in pain relief but its effects on inter-
The altered intra-
In short the immediate effect of acupuncture helped realign the join, took the strain off other joints and improved the mobility and posture of the person. However we do not know what amount of acupuncture would be required for long term postural benefits.
(2016) Influence of acupuncture in treatment of knee osteoarthritis and cartilage repairing.
Abstract: As two major non-
Acupuncture carried out. Seven acupoints of each side were selected for needling: EX-
T2 values increase with the severity of OA disease. As two of the main weight-
In summary, this study indicates that acupuncture is a feasible alternative therapy for KOA patients. Acupuncture shows an impact on T2 value in cartilage, which may suggest a superior clinical effect when compared with physio-
Reproduced from, Yan Zhang, Fei Bao, Yan Wang, & Zhihong Wu (2016) Influence of acupuncture in treatment of knee osteoarthritis and cartilage repairing. Am J Transl Res 2016;8(9):3995-
(2013) Acupuncture and other physical treatments for the relief of pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee: network meta-
'Conclusions: As a summary of the current available research, the network meta-
(2018) Moxibustion treatment for knee osteoarthritis: cumulative meta-
‘. Conclusion: moxibustion is superior to drug therapy on treatment knee osteoarthritis. However, large sample size and high-
(2018) Efficacy Comparison of Five Different Acupuncture Methods on Pain, Stiffness, and Function in Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Network Meta-
‘. Conclusions As a result, this NMA suggests that fre needle and electroacupuncture may be potential acupuncture methods to relieve the pain of patients with KOA and largely improve physical function of daily life.’
Shaowei Li ,Pingjin Xie , Zhenghui Liang et al. (2018) Efficacy Comparison of Five Different Acupuncture Methods on Pain, Stiffness, and Function in Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Network Meta-
(2018) Periosteal Electrical Dry Needling as an Adjunct to Exercise and Manual Therapy (MT) for Knee Osteoarthritis
‘Discussion: The inclusion of electrical dry needling into a MT and exercise program was more effective for improving pain, function, and related-
(2018) Enhancing treatment of osteoarthritis knee pain by boosting expectancy: A functional neuroimaging study
‘Conclusions: Our study provides a novel method and mechanism for boosting the treatment of pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis improves pain and treatment effects of acupuncture.’
(2017) Updated systematic review and meta-
'Conclusion From this systematic review, we conclude that acupuncture may be effective at relieving CKP 12 weeks after acupuncture administration, based on the current evidence and our protocol. However, given the heterogeneity and methodological limitations of the included trials, we are currently unable to draw any strong conclusions regarding the effectiveness of acupuncture for chronic knee pain. In addition, we found that acupuncture appears to have a satisfactory safety profile, although further studies with larger numbers of participants are needed to confirm the safety of this technique.'
Zhang Q, Yue J, Golianu B, et al Updated systematic review and meta-
'The outcomes included the evaluation of effectiveness, pain and physical function. Risk of bias was evaluated according to the Cochrane risk of bias tool. Eleven RCTs with 695 participants were included. Meta-
Chen et al, (2017) Electro-