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Acupuncture and rehabilitation (III) effects of acupuncture applied to the normal side on osteoarthritis deformans and rheumatoid arthritis of the knee and on disorders in motility of the knee joint after cerebral hemorrhage and thrombosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6660205     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In osteoarthritis deformans and rheumatoid arthritis of the knee and in disorders in motility of the knee joint after cerebral hemorrhage and thrombosis, acupuncture was applied to the normal side at the symmetrical part to the lesion and flection-extension exercise and massage on the affected joint were carried out as rehabilitation (Reha) during the time the needles were used. A most remarkable cure rate was obtained in osteoarthritis deformans of the knee when treated with acupuncture on the normal side and flection-extension exercise and massage on the affected part. The cure rate was low in rheumatoid arthritis, and the therapy was non-effective concerning disorders in motility of the knee joint after cerebral hemorrhage or thrombosis. The improvement rate, however, was extremely low in osteoarthritis deformans and rheumatoid arthritis of the knee after the acupuncture on the affected part of the affected side with Reha on the affected part of the affected side, or Reha on the lesion, and these means of therapy were completely non-effective concerning disorders in motility after cerebral hemorrhage or thrombosis. Our previous reports No. 1 and 2 accord with the evidence obtained in this study that the acupuncture on the normal side and Reha on the affected part of the affected side produced most remarkable effect in osteoarthritis deformans of the knee. The low improvement rate in rheumatoid arthritis and non-effectiveness concerning disorders in motility of the knee joint after cerebral hemorrhage or thrombosis may be explained by differences in morphology of the diseases.
Authors:
S Arichi; H Arichi; S Toda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of Chinese medicine     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0192-415X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Chin. Med.     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-02-24     Completed Date:  1984-02-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7901431     Medline TA:  Am J Chin Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  146-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acupuncture Therapy*
Adult
Aged
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / rehabilitation,  therapy*
Cerebral Hemorrhage / complications*
Female
Humans
Knee Joint
Male
Middle Aged
Osteoarthritis / rehabilitation,  therapy*
Thrombosis / complications*

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