On entering the study, patients were pain and knee function assessed using standard arthritis research survey instruments and measurement tools, such as the Western Ontario McMasters Osteoarthritis Index . Patient progress was evaluated at 4, 14 and 26 weeks drugs . At week 8, participants were using acupuncture shows a significant increase in function and by week 14 a significant decrease in pain compared to the placebo and control groups. These results, shown by declining scores on the WOMAC index, held through week 26. Overall, those who had acupuncture a 40 % decrease in pain and a nearly 40 % improvement in the function to baseline to baseline assessments. – ‘This study, which our previous our previous NCCAM-funded research, establishes that acupuncture is an effective complement to conventional arthritis treatment and can be part of a multidisciplinary part of a multidisciplinary approach to treating the symptoms of osteoarthritis,’said Dr. By electrical stimulation. To improve the practice of inserting thin needles into specific body points to health and wellbeing – Acupuncture originated in China more than 2,000 years ago. In 2002, acupuncture was an estimated 2.1 million an estimated 2.1 million adults in the U.S., according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2002 National Health Interview Survey.2 The acupuncture technique that has been most studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin metallic needles that manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation. In recent years, scientific inquiry has begun to shed more light on possible mechanisms of acupuncture and the potential benefits, especially in the treatment of painful conditions such as arthritis.
Accredited media: B-roll of acupuncture of the knee through NCCAM available. NCCAM and NIAMS holds a tele – briefing on the outcome on Monday, Dec. 2004 at 10.30 clock ET shares. To B-roll or request for briefing the tele, call NCCAM ‘s press office 301-496-7790. School of Medicine, are also of the American College of Physicians, publisher of Annals of Internal Medicine is available. For VNR information, please contact Leigh Fazzina at 1-800-523-1546, interviews with the principal investigator, Brian Berman, may be arranged through Sharon Boston from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Public Affairs Office 410-328-8919. The website of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is. Continue reading