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Author Kwon, Y. B.; Kim, J. H.; Yoon, J. H.; Lee, J. D.; Han, H. J.; Mar, W. C.; Beitz, A. J.; Lee, J. H.
Title The analgesic efficacy of bee venom acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis: a comparative study with needle acupuncture Type of Study RCT
Year 2001 Publication The American journal of Chinese medicine Abbreviated Journal Am J Chin Med
Volume 29 Issue 2 Pages 187-199
Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupoint Injection; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Arthritis; Bee Venom; Osteoarthritis; Osteoarthritis, Knee; Pain; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; TCM Acupuncture Style; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection
Abstract The aim of this investigation was to determine whether bee venom (BV) administered directly into an acupoint was a clinically effective and safe method for relieving the pain of patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) as compared to traditional needle acupuncture. We evaluated the efficacy of BV acupuncture using both pain relief scores and computerized infrared thermography (IRT) following 4 weeks of BV acupuncture treatment. We observed that a significantly higher proportion of subjects receiving BV acupuncture reported substantial pain relief as compared with those receiving traditional needle acupuncture therapy. Furthermore, the IRT score was significantly improved and paralleled the level of pain relief
Language Number of Treatments 8
Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 60
Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Osteoarthritis, Knee
Disease Category Arthritis OCSI Score
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 612
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