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Knee arthritis? Acupuncture better than Physiotherapy!

»Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Acupuncture for pain management, Acupuncture in York

A new study has shown how Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture achieved far better results for the treatment of osteoarthritis in the knee, when compared to physiotherapy. The small-scale study involved 50 patients with knee osteoarthritis (the ‘wear and tear’ type of arthritis, as opposed to rheumatoid arthritis) being randomly assigned to receive either TCM Acupuncture or physiotherapy. The Acupuncture was delivered via 7 acupuncture points on the knee, once every other day, for 4 weeks.  Those in the physiotherapy group received treatment 5 times a week, for 4 weeks. Both groups experienced an improvement in symptoms, but those in the Acupuncture group reported; Better improvements in total symptom scores Better improvements in pain, stiffness, and...

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