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Applying auricular acupressure (AA) in the peri-operative period of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) can alleviate post-operative pain, decrease opioid consumption and promote early rehabilitation, say Chinese clinicians.
Acupuncture should be considered to be one of the most effective treatments for short-term alleviation of knee pain from osteoarthritis (OA), according to a network meta-analysis of randomised controlled studies by UK authors.
Acupuncture is the most effective complementary therapy for treating osteoarthritis, and also scores highly for other chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions, according to a report by the charity Arthritis Research UK. The report...
A pilot study suggests that practicing tai chi can help people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis both mentally and physically. A pragmatic non-randomised before/after study compared the effects of two interventions on 21 RA...
British researchers have found that acupuncture offers an acceptable, low-cost alternative to knee replacement for sufferers of osteoarthritis (OA).
A three-armed RCT carried out by Greek investigators has shown that a combination of acupuncture plus non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is significantly more effective for chronic pain due to knee osteoarthritis (OA) than either sham acupuncture plus NSAIDs or NSAIDs alone.
TCM patterns of Cold and Heat in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients can be correlated with specific patterns of gene expression, according to a Chinese group.
Chinese scientists have found that acupuncture can lower levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines in the blood and synovial fluid of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients.
Depth of needle penetration is important for relief of exercise-induced muscular pain, according to a Japanese acupuncture study carried out on twenty-two healthy volunteers.
An overview of systematic reviews of acupuncture for rheumatic conditions has found relatively clear evidence to suggest that it is effective for osteoarthritis (OA), low back pain and lateral elbow pain, but ineffective for...