Acupuncture in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomised trial.

@article{Witt2005AcupunctureIP,
  title={Acupuncture in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomised trial.},
  author={Claudia M. Witt and Benno Brinkhaus and Susanne Jena and Klaus Linde and Andrea Streng and Stefan Wagenpfeil and Josef Hummelsberger and Hansueli Walther and Dieter Melchart and Stefan N. Willich},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2005},
  volume={366 9480},
  pages={136-43}
}
BACKGROUND Acupuncture is widely used by patients with chronic pain although there is little evidence of its effectiveness. We investigated the efficacy of acupuncture compared with minimal acupuncture and with no acupuncture in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. METHODS Patients with chronic osteoarthritis of the knee (Kellgren grade < or =2) were randomly assigned to acupuncture (n=150), minimal acupuncture (superficial needling at non-acupuncture points; n=76), or a waiting list… CONTINUE READING
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