Meng Jin1,2, Rui Zhang1,2
1School of Basic Medicine, Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xi’an, Shaanxi 712046, China
2Honghui Hospital, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, Shaanxi 710054, China
Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by cartilage degeneration, osteophyte formation and joint inflammation, which is mainly good in middle-aged and elderly people. The main manifestations are knee pain or dull pain, swelling, joint clicking, and even knee stiffness, limited mobility, muscle spasm around and muscle atrophy, which seriously affect the quality of life. Acupuncture and moxibustion, as a characteristic treatment for KOA in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), has accumulated rich clinical experience in the treatment of KOA, and there are numerous therapies, including conventional acupuncture, fire needle, warm needle, silver needle, electroacupuncture, small needle knife, internal heat needle, moxibustion and combined therapy. All of them have the characteristics of easy operation, low cost, significant effect, safety and reliability.
Knee osteoarthritis, TCM, Acupuncture, Treatment
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