Research: ZHEREBKIN, Eastern Eur

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Abstract

ZHEREBKIN, Eastern Europe, conducted a randomised controlled clinical trial to study the efficacy of the multi-modality treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) involving acupuncture (A) treatment .

Background

Methodology

Measures assessed included the number of the inflamed joints, the joint index, duration of morning rigidity and a visual scale of pain.

Results

Combining treatment of RA with A was found to more effectively lower the values for the joint index and the visual scale of pain.

Conclusion

The results of this trial indicated that acupuncture may improve the results of drug treatment.

References

Zherebkin VV. The use of acupuncture reflexotherapy in treating patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Lik Sprava 6: 175-7. Nov-Dec 1997.

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