Chen Cui1, Zhao Yonghua2
1Anhui University of Chinese Medicine, Hefei, Anhui, 230012, China
2Anhui Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hefei, Anhui, 230031, China
From January 2022 to January 2023, 120 patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group. Control group received acupuncture and moxibustion treatment while observation group received treatment combined acupuncture and moxibustion and massage. The therapeutic effects of the two groups were observed, the improvement of knee function and pain of the patients was evaluated, the level of inflammatory factors was detected, and the quality of life of the patients was assessed. The therapeutic effectiveness of the observation group was 98.33%, while that of the control group was 88.33%. The therapeutic effect of the observation group was better (P<0.05). Before treatment, the knee joint function scores and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) of the two groups are of no statistical significance (P>0.05); After treatment, the observation group was superior to the control group (P<0.05), Before treatment, the comparison of the levels of inflammatory factors between the two groups is of no statistical significance (P>0.05). All inflammatory factors in the observation group were lower than those in the control group (P<0.05), after treatment, the quality of patients’ life in the observation group has been significantly improved, and all scores are higher than those in the control group (P＜0.05). In this article, through the above data analysis, the treatment of patients with knee osteoarthritis, massage and acupuncture treatment can further reduce the patients pain, improve the function of knee joint, and anti-inflammatory effect is better, overall treatment effect is more outstanding.
massage manipulation; acupuncture and moxibustion; knee osteoarthritis
Chen Cui, Zhao Yonghua. Comparative Study of the Clinical Efficacy of Manipulation and Acupuncture in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis. Frontiers in Medical Science Research (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 6: 44-48. https://doi.org/10.25236/FMSR.2023.050608.
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