Common Drug for Knee Pain No Better Than Placebo

Common Drug for Knee Pain No Better Than Placebo (Reuters Health) – Painkillers containing acetaminophen are recommended for treating osteoarthritis of the knee, but French investigators report that a sugar pill is just as effective. Acetaminophen, known in many parts of the world as paracetamol, is the active ingredient in Tylenol and many other brands…

Acupuncture and moxibustion for osteoarthritis of the knee

Acupuncture and moxibustion as an adjunctive treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee BACKGROUND: In 1997, the first Pain Management Unit, which was set up as part of primary health care within the Andalusian Public Health System, offered acupuncture among other therapies. This observational study was conducted in preparation for a randomised controlled trial. What is…

Acupuncture for Knee Pain

Acupuncture for Knee Pain Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese technique of using a fine needle to stimulate points along theoretical meridians of energy to correct imbalances thought to be responsible for specific disease states. In the United States, acupuncture is often used for the treatment of painful conditions. Acupuncture has been used for centuries for…