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Author (up) Wu, Y.; Zhang, J.; Li, S. openurl 
  Title Clinical observation on treatment of knee osteoarthritis by warm needling method Type of Study RCT
  Year 2009 Publication Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science Abbreviated Journal J Acupunct Tuina Sci  
  Volume 7 Issue 6 Pages 349-351  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Arthritis; Osteoarthritis, Knee; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture; Moxibustion; Heat Lamp; TCM Acupuncture Style; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; CAM Control  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: To observe the therapeutic effect of warm needling method for knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: Three hundred cases were randomly divided into treatment group and control group, 150 cases respectively in each group. The treatment group was treated by warm needling method, and the control group was treated by simple acupuncture. Their therapeutic effects were compared after 20 sessions of treatments. RESULTS: The effective rate was 94.0% in the treatment group and 86.0% in the control group, with a significant difference between the two groups (P<0.05). CONCLUSION: The therapeutic effect is better in the warm needling group than in the control group in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.  
  Language Number of Treatments 20  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 300  
  Time in Treatment 7 Weeks Condition Osteoarthritis, Knee
  Disease Category Arthritis OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1333  
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