Effects of external qigong therapy on osteoarthritis of the knee

  title={Effects of external qigong therapy on osteoarthritis of the knee},
  author={K W Chen and Anthony Perlman and J. G. Liao and Augustine Lam and Joy Staller and Leonard H. Sigal},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
The objective of our study was to assess the efficacy of external qigong therapy (EQT), a traditional Chinese medicine practice, in reducing pain and improving functionality of patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). One hundred twelve adults with knee OA were randomized to EQT or sham treatment (control); 106 completed treatment and were analyzed. Two therapists performed EQT individually, five to six sessions in 3 weeks. The sham healer mimicked EQT for the same number of sessions and… CONTINUE READING
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