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Acupuncture Treatment For Osteoarthritic Pain And Inflammation Of The Knee

Adarsh M. Kumar, PhD, and Xue-lan Wen, MD


Acupuncture, the ancient Chinese art and science of healing, is now accepted in the scientific community as one of the effective analgesic and anti-inflammatory modalities. The main principle of the therapeutic effect of acupuncture is the stimulation of selective acupoints, situated along meridians in the body. Stimulation is initiated by inserting needles of specific length and thickness. Performing acupuncture on specific points is believed to restore bodily functions by promoting the natural flow of vital energy throughout the system. Energy becomes obstructed in “dis-eased” body systems that are exposed to unavoidably read more…

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Efficacy, Tolerability, and Safety of a Multicomponent Antiinflammatory With Glucosamine Hydrochloride vs Glucosamine Sulfate vs an NSAID in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis—A Randomized, Prospective, Double-Blind, Comparative Study

J. Nandhakumar, MPharm; S. Sengottuvelu, MPharm, PhD; Manoj G. Tyagi, MSc, PhD; P.P. Sethumathi, MSc, MPhil;
D. Karthikeyan, MPharm, PhD; M. Vasudevan, MPharm, PhD; S. Narmadha, MPharm, PhD; and T. Sivakumar, MPharm, PhD

Purpose: Our purpose in this study was to compare the efficacy, tolerability, and safety of a multicomponent antiinflammatory preparation containing glucosamine hydrochloride (g hydrochloride) or plain glucosamine sulfate (g sulfate) with that of a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID), aceclofenac, in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.

Methods: Forty-five patients with active osteoarthritis of the knee joint were randomized to receive g hydrochloride, g sulfate, or aceclofenac for 12 read more…

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