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[Efficacy observation on osteoarthritis of the knee treated with the ultrastructural acupotomy therapy at the counter-Ashi points].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2012; 32(7):621-4ZZ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To compare the difference in the efficacy on osteoarthritis of the knee between the ultrastructural acupotomy therapy at the counter-Ashi points and the conventional acupuncture-moxibustion therapy.

METHODS

Sixty cases were randomly devided into an ultrastructural acupotomy therapy group (group A) and a conventional acupuncture-moxibustion group (group B), 30 cases in each one. In the group A, the ultrastructural acupotomy therapy was applied to the counter-Ashi points in which pain was alleviated or disappeared on pressure. The treatment was given once a week, lasting for 1 month. In the group B, the acupuncture-moxibustion therapy was applied to Dubi (ST 35), Neixiyan (EX-LE 4), Zusanli (ST 36), Yanglingquan (GB 34), etc. The treatment was given once daily, lasting for 1 month. Before and after treatment, the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), Lysholm knee joint scale and the affected knee joint flexion angle were observed in the two groups. The clinical efficacy was compared between the two groups.

RESULTS

After treatment, the scores of VAS, Lysholm knee joint scale and the affected knee joint flexion angle were improved obviously as compared with those before treatment in either group (P < 0.01, P < 0.05). The results of them in the group A were superior apparently to those in the group B (all P < 0.05). The total effective rate in the group A was superior to that in the group B [80.0% (24/30) vs 60.0% (18/30), P < 0.05].

CONCLUSION

The ultrastructural acupotomy therapy at the counter-Ashi points achieves the superior clinical efficacy on osteoarthritis of the knee as compared with the conventional acupuncture therapy. It relieves pain and improves the motion range of knee joint effectively. It is simple in operation and less in treatment frequency.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, The First Affiliated Hospital of Hunan University of CM, Changsha 410007, China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

chi

PubMed ID

22997793

Citation

Liu, Mei-Rong, et al. "[Efficacy Observation On Osteoarthritis of the Knee Treated With the Ultrastructural Acupotomy Therapy at the counter-Ashi Points]." Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, vol. 32, no. 7, 2012, pp. 621-4.
Liu MR, Li L, He ZW. [Efficacy observation on osteoarthritis of the knee treated with the ultrastructural acupotomy therapy at the counter-Ashi points]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2012;32(7):621-4.
Liu, M. R., Li, L., & He, Z. W. (2012). [Efficacy observation on osteoarthritis of the knee treated with the ultrastructural acupotomy therapy at the counter-Ashi points]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, 32(7), pp. 621-4.
Liu MR, Li L, He ZW. [Efficacy Observation On Osteoarthritis of the Knee Treated With the Ultrastructural Acupotomy Therapy at the counter-Ashi Points]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2012;32(7):621-4. PubMed PMID: 22997793.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Efficacy observation on osteoarthritis of the knee treated with the ultrastructural acupotomy therapy at the counter-Ashi points]. AU - Liu,Mei-Rong, AU - Li,Li, AU - He,Zhi-Wei, PY - 2012/9/25/entrez PY - 2012/9/25/pubmed PY - 2012/10/26/medline SP - 621 EP - 4 JF - Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion JO - Zhongguo Zhen Jiu VL - 32 IS - 7 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To compare the difference in the efficacy on osteoarthritis of the knee between the ultrastructural acupotomy therapy at the counter-Ashi points and the conventional acupuncture-moxibustion therapy. METHODS: Sixty cases were randomly devided into an ultrastructural acupotomy therapy group (group A) and a conventional acupuncture-moxibustion group (group B), 30 cases in each one. In the group A, the ultrastructural acupotomy therapy was applied to the counter-Ashi points in which pain was alleviated or disappeared on pressure. The treatment was given once a week, lasting for 1 month. In the group B, the acupuncture-moxibustion therapy was applied to Dubi (ST 35), Neixiyan (EX-LE 4), Zusanli (ST 36), Yanglingquan (GB 34), etc. The treatment was given once daily, lasting for 1 month. Before and after treatment, the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), Lysholm knee joint scale and the affected knee joint flexion angle were observed in the two groups. The clinical efficacy was compared between the two groups. RESULTS: After treatment, the scores of VAS, Lysholm knee joint scale and the affected knee joint flexion angle were improved obviously as compared with those before treatment in either group (P < 0.01, P < 0.05). The results of them in the group A were superior apparently to those in the group B (all P < 0.05). The total effective rate in the group A was superior to that in the group B [80.0% (24/30) vs 60.0% (18/30), P < 0.05]. CONCLUSION: The ultrastructural acupotomy therapy at the counter-Ashi points achieves the superior clinical efficacy on osteoarthritis of the knee as compared with the conventional acupuncture therapy. It relieves pain and improves the motion range of knee joint effectively. It is simple in operation and less in treatment frequency. SN - 0255-2930 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22997793/[Efficacy_observation_on_osteoarthritis_of_the_knee_treated_with_the_ultrastructural_acupotomy_therapy_at_the_counter_Ashi_points]_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/acupuncture.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -