Interaction of Energetic Points, Tendinomuscular Meridian, and Five Elements in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee in Patients Aged Above 45 Years: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Publication date: Available online 18 October 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): T. TegiacchiAbstractIntroductionAcupuncture had different approaches since its beginnings. Using traditional energetic points with an interaction of five elements and meridian theories with manual diagnosis of tender points has been proposed. This procedure can be an effective treatment for musculoskeletal disease, but its development is short.ObjectivesTo evaluate the efficacy of energetic points of tendinomuscular meridian in the treatment of pain, quality of life, and function of the knee.DesignNonstandardized, double-blind, and randomized controlled trial. Inclusions criteria were being aged above 45 years, having had pain for more than 3 months, level II or greater in Kellgren–Lawrence, and suffering morning stiffness. Exclusion criteria were patients treated with arthroplasty, corticosteroids, and rehabilitation and patients having arthropathies, autoimmune diseases, and neuropathic pain.ResultsIntervention group showed significant improvement in average pain in the last 15 days at end of treatment (p 
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ConclusionThe authors propose that this case represent an uncommon subset of osteoarthritis. Regular review, both clinically and radiologically, is required to assess speed of progression and to prevent rapid loss of bone stock without the surgeon being aware.
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CONCLUSION: This paper shares perspectives from various informants and affirms the feasibility of progressing to a larger study. It summarizes our findings and recommendations towards creating a randomized controlled trial, as there are currently none in the literature. PMID: 30477826 [PubMed - in process]
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ConclusionThe authors propose that this case represent an uncommon subset of osteoarthritis. Regular review, both clinically and radiologically, is required to assess speed of progression and to prevent rapid loss of bone stock without the surgeon being aware.
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