Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis with Fire Needle Acupuncture and Fire Cupping

Zhu, Jihe and Arsovska, Blagica and Jovevska, Svetlana and Kozovska, Kristina (2016) Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis with Fire Needle Acupuncture and Fire Cupping. Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR), 2 (11). pp. 1788-1791. ISSN 2454-1362


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Aim - The aim of this work is to present the results of the researched group of patients treated with fire needles and fire cupping in knee osteoarthritis and to explain the methods of the treatment. Methods - Treatments were done in a clinic for TCM and acupuncture in Skopje by a doctor specialist in acupuncture, indoor on a room temperature with duration of 20-30 minutes. In all patients was applied acupuncture treatment with fire needles on certain trigger points - Ashi, with duration of 10-15 minutes and fire cupping with duration of 5-10 minutes at the same points. One specific point which is located on the inside side of the knee was treated in all patients. The research includes 32 patients, of which 21 women and 11 men, on age from 33 to 78. Results - All painful symptoms that patients complained before were gone (pain in the knee, edema, limited motion, numbness, loss of balance, insomnia), therefore the treatments have been effective in all patients. Conclusion - Combined treatment of fire needle acupuncture with fire cupping is one of the most commonly used in knee osteoarthritis and thus gives most satisfactory results in the treated patients so far

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Yihe Zhu
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2016 10:02
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2016 10:02

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