Clinical effect on knee osteoarthritis treated with Fu's subcutaneous needling therapy

Publication date: Available online 7 February 2020Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): L.I.U. Zheng, M.A. Lin, B.I. Hai-yangAbstractObjectiveTo observe and compare the clinical effect on knee osteoarthritis (KOA) between Fu's subcutaneous needling therapy (FSN) and convention acupuncture.MethodsA total of 80 outpatients with KOA were divided into a FSN group (40 cases) and a conventional acupuncture group (40 cases) according to random number table. Within 1 week of treatment, FSN was used once every two days in the FSN group. The needle tip of Fu's subcutaneous needle was inserted toward the affected muscle, about 5 mm in depth, at the angle of 15 to 25 degrees. After the needle body lifted slightly, the needle went forward subcutaneously for 25 to 35 mm in depth and was swiped side to side horizontally with even exertion for about 1 min. According to the distribution of affected muscle, the reperfusion approach was repeated for 3 times consecutively. In the conventional acupuncture group conventional acupuncture was given, once a day, for 6 times totally. The scores of Western Ontario and McMaster universities osteoarthritis index (WOMAC) and Lysholm knee scoring scale (Lysholm) were compared between the two groups before and after 1-week treatment. The clinical effect of the two groups was analyzed statistically and evaluated.ResultsAfter 1-week treatment with FSN, in the FSN group, the score of WOMACpain was reduced to be 7.7 ± 1.9 from 18.5...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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