Non-specific effects of traditional Chinese acupuncture in osteoarthritis of the hip.

@article{Fink2001NonspecificEO,
  title={Non-specific effects of traditional Chinese acupuncture in osteoarthritis of the hip.},
  author={Matthias Georg Fink and H Kunsebeck and B U Wipperman and A. Gehrke},
  journal={Complementary therapies in medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={82-9}
}
OBJECTIVES The effectiveness of acupuncture treatment in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip was tested. DESIGN This is a prospective, randomized, controlled, patient- and investigator-blinded clinical trial. PATIENTS AND SETTING The study was performed at a university department for physical medicine and rehabilitation. Sixty-seven patients were separated into two treatment groups. INTERVENTIONS Group 1 (treatment) had traditional needle placement and manipulation, whereas in group 2… CONTINUE READING