Lik Sprava. 1998 Dec; (8): 149-51.
[The use of acupuncture reflex therapy in the combined treatment of osteoarthrosis patients]
As many as 40 patients with osteoarthrosis of the hip and knee joints were followed up. Of these, 20 subjects received non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs together with intraarticular administration of glucocorticosteroids and inhibitors of proteases. The other 20 patients were exposed, apart from the above measures, to acupuncture treatments. Indicators of articular pains and tenderness of joints in palpation got significantly lower by the end of the course of treatment in those patients having received, in addition to drugs, acupuncture treatments.