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[Comparison of the clinical therapeutic effects between electroacupuncture and warming needle moxibustion for knee osteoarthritis of kidney deficiency and marrow insufficiency pattern/syndrome].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2012; 32(5):395-8ZZ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To explore the actions of electroacupuncture (EA) and the warming needle moxibustion on knee osteoarthritis (KOA) of kidney deficiency and marrow insufficiency pattern/syndrome and compare the clinical effects between these two therapies.

METHODS

Seventy-four cases of KOA were randomly divided into an electroacupuncture (EA) group and a warming needle moxibustion (WNM) group, 37 cases in each one. The acupoints were Dubi (ST 35), Neixiyan (EX-LE 4), Xuehai (SP 10), Zusanli (ST 36), Yanglingquan (GB 34), etc. In EA group, electric stimulation was given, 5 Hz, continuous wave. In the WNM group, warm needling technique was applied, 2 moxa cones on each acupoint in each time, three treatments a week. Totally, 4 weeks of treatment were required. The indicaices such as WOMAC score, illness severity index and systematic efficacy were adopted to evaluate the efficacy before treatment, 1 session and 2 sessions after treatment separately.

RESULTS

The treatment in either group achieved the effectiveness. The cured and markedly effective rate was 64.7% (22/34) in EA group and was 40.0% (14/35) in WNM group, presenting statistically significant difference in comparison (P < 0.05). But the total effective rate did not indicate significance (P > 0.05). In EA group, the releasing effect of joint pain was obvious (P < 0.01). In the WNM group, the treatment was more advantageous at relieving joint stiffness (P < 0.01). There was no difference in the mean curative time between two groups (P > 0.05).

CONCLUSION

Electroacupuncture and the warming needle moxibustion have their own advantages in the treatment of KOA of kidney deficiency and marrow insufficiency pattern/syndrome. Electroacupuncture is advantageous at analgesia and the warming needle moxibustion is at relieving joint stiffness. The total efficacy of electroacupuncture is superior to that of the warming needle moxibustion.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Suzhou Hospital of TCM, Suzhou 215009, Jiangsu Province, China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
English Abstract
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

chi

PubMed ID

22650121

Citation

Gao, Jie, et al. "[Comparison of the Clinical Therapeutic Effects Between Electroacupuncture and Warming Needle Moxibustion for Knee Osteoarthritis of Kidney Deficiency and Marrow Insufficiency Pattern/syndrome]." Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, vol. 32, no. 5, 2012, pp. 395-8.
Gao J, Ouyang BS, Zhang Y, et al. [Comparison of the clinical therapeutic effects between electroacupuncture and warming needle moxibustion for knee osteoarthritis of kidney deficiency and marrow insufficiency pattern/syndrome]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2012;32(5):395-8.
Gao, J., Ouyang, B. S., Zhang, Y., Li, J., Yang, H. Z., Ji, L. L., ... Wang, W. (2012). [Comparison of the clinical therapeutic effects between electroacupuncture and warming needle moxibustion for knee osteoarthritis of kidney deficiency and marrow insufficiency pattern/syndrome]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, 32(5), pp. 395-8.
Gao J, et al. [Comparison of the Clinical Therapeutic Effects Between Electroacupuncture and Warming Needle Moxibustion for Knee Osteoarthritis of Kidney Deficiency and Marrow Insufficiency Pattern/syndrome]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2012;32(5):395-8. PubMed PMID: 22650121.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Comparison of the clinical therapeutic effects between electroacupuncture and warming needle moxibustion for knee osteoarthritis of kidney deficiency and marrow insufficiency pattern/syndrome]. AU - Gao,Jie, AU - Ouyang,Ba-Si, AU - Zhang,Yin, AU - Li,Jun, AU - Yang,Hai-Zhou, AU - Ji,Ling-Ling, AU - Wu,Yuan-Jian, AU - Wang,Wei, PY - 2012/6/2/entrez PY - 2012/6/2/pubmed PY - 2012/7/18/medline SP - 395 EP - 8 JF - Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion JO - Zhongguo Zhen Jiu VL - 32 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To explore the actions of electroacupuncture (EA) and the warming needle moxibustion on knee osteoarthritis (KOA) of kidney deficiency and marrow insufficiency pattern/syndrome and compare the clinical effects between these two therapies. METHODS: Seventy-four cases of KOA were randomly divided into an electroacupuncture (EA) group and a warming needle moxibustion (WNM) group, 37 cases in each one. The acupoints were Dubi (ST 35), Neixiyan (EX-LE 4), Xuehai (SP 10), Zusanli (ST 36), Yanglingquan (GB 34), etc. In EA group, electric stimulation was given, 5 Hz, continuous wave. In the WNM group, warm needling technique was applied, 2 moxa cones on each acupoint in each time, three treatments a week. Totally, 4 weeks of treatment were required. The indicaices such as WOMAC score, illness severity index and systematic efficacy were adopted to evaluate the efficacy before treatment, 1 session and 2 sessions after treatment separately. RESULTS: The treatment in either group achieved the effectiveness. The cured and markedly effective rate was 64.7% (22/34) in EA group and was 40.0% (14/35) in WNM group, presenting statistically significant difference in comparison (P < 0.05). But the total effective rate did not indicate significance (P > 0.05). In EA group, the releasing effect of joint pain was obvious (P < 0.01). In the WNM group, the treatment was more advantageous at relieving joint stiffness (P < 0.01). There was no difference in the mean curative time between two groups (P > 0.05). CONCLUSION: Electroacupuncture and the warming needle moxibustion have their own advantages in the treatment of KOA of kidney deficiency and marrow insufficiency pattern/syndrome. Electroacupuncture is advantageous at analgesia and the warming needle moxibustion is at relieving joint stiffness. The total efficacy of electroacupuncture is superior to that of the warming needle moxibustion. SN - 0255-2930 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22650121/[Comparison_of_the_clinical_therapeutic_effects_between_electroacupuncture_and_warming_needle_moxibustion_for_knee_osteoarthritis_of_kidney_deficiency_and_marrow_insufficiency_pattern/syndrome]_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -