Effect of Moxibustion Therapy on the Degenerative Arthritis of Knee Joint with Osteochondroma

골연골종을 동반한 퇴행성 슬관절염에 구법(灸法)이 미치는 영향

  • Oh, Myung Jin (Dept. of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Gachon University) ;
  • Song, Ho Sueb (Dept. of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Gachon University)
  • 오명진 (가천대학교 한의과대학 침구의학교실) ;
  • 송호섭 (가천대학교 한의과대학 침구의학교실)
  • Received : 2012.11.20
  • Accepted : 2012.12.04
  • Published : 2012.12.20

Abstract

Objectives : This study was done for reporting effect of moxibustion therapy on the degenerative arthritis of knee joint with osteochondroma. Methods : Two patient with degenerative arthritis of knee joint with osteochondroma was treated by moxibustion therapy. We applied moxibustion therapy three times a day for 12 days(three days per week). To investigate effectiveness of treatment we used visual analogue scale, Korean Western Ontario and McMaster Universities. Results : 1. The moxibustion therapy deceased knee joint pain. 2. As a result of evaluation by visual analogue scale, Korean Western Ontario and McMaster Universities the score marked lower than before treatment and after treatment. Conclusion : Moxibustion therapy decreased knee joint pain that patient have degenerative arthritis of knee joint with osteochondroma.

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