Lik Sprava. 1997 Nov-Dec; (6): 175-7.
[The use of acupuncture reflexotherapy in treating patients with rheumatoid arthritis]
Efficiency was studied of multi-modality treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) involving acupuncture (A). Indices were assessed for the number of the inflamed joints, the joint index, duration of the morning rigidity and visual scale of pain. Combined treatment of RA using A was found to more effectively lower the values for the joint index and visual scale of pain. A conclusion was reached to the effect that A may improve results of drug treatment.