Effect of specific acupuncture and local acupuncture points on osteoarthritis of knee: A comparative clinical study

Sathyam, K (2018) Effect of specific acupuncture and local acupuncture points on osteoarthritis of knee: A comparative clinical study. Masters thesis, Government Yoga and Naturopathy Medical College, Chennai.


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BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is accepted as a major public health problem. It is one of the major causes of impaired function that reduces quality of life worldwide. OA is a very common disorder affecting the joint cartilage. As treatments currently focus on management of symptoms, pain relief, improved joint function, and joint stability are the main goals of therapy. So acupuncture were often prescribed with the intention to alleviate pain and increase mobility. However, non pharmacological methods has to be performed on a regular basis in order to counteract muscle and degeneration of bones, This article presents on overview of the current knowledge on OA and focuses on etiology, diagnosis and treatment strategies, conservative treatment including the physical therapy management are discussed. Osteoarthritis and acupuncture as integrated holistic approach in this study discussed. METHODS: A total of sixty subjects, mean aged (59.90 ± 6.64) were randomly assigned into two groups after satisfying the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Local acupuncture group (LA, n=30) and specific acupuncture group (SA, n=30). Both groups were assessed at baseline and after 14 days for WOMAC index, pain, stiffness, physical function, range of motion. During these 14 days the local acupuncture points given Stomach st35 (dubi), spleen9 (yinlingquan), extrameridian31 (heding) and specific acupuncture points urinary bladder (UB11) dashu and gall bladder GB39 (xuqnzhong) once daily for twenty minutes.. Finally local group (n=30) and specific group (n=30) were completed the study. RESULT: There was evidence of changes in the WOMAC INDEX between local and specific acupuncture. Within the local acupuncture group showed significant change in the extension in pre test in both the legs 173.20 (1.8). This study shows a significant increase in the range of movement (flexion) in local acupuncture group in both the legs (p < 0.001). In the specific acupuncture group showed significance in the post study in flexion (p < 0.001) and in the extension. Duration of conducting the intervention is a key factor in showing positive changes in the results. INTERPRETATION AND CONCLUSION: Fourteen days combined needling of local acupuncture points group and specific acupuncture point group for osteoarthritis individuals showed progress of physical functional activity and less progress in pain and stiffness. Minimal Changes in the range of motion of degree of extension and moderate change in the degree of flexion, in the post study is noticed.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: (Reg. No. 461413003)
Uncontrolled Keywords: OA ; Knee pain ; Pain severity ; stiffness ; physical function ; acupuncture.
Subjects: AYUSH > Acupuncture and Energy Medicine
Depositing User: Kambaraman B
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2018 09:56
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2018 09:56
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/9580

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