Effect of Miniscalpel-Acupuncture for Hand Osteoarthritis: Case Report

도침 치료를 통한 손가락 관절염 치료: 증례 보고

  • Jeong, Ji-Cheol (Department of Korean Medicine, Imsil County Hospital) ;
  • Yoon, Sang-Hoon (Department of Research and Development, Chung-Yeon Medical Institute) ;
  • Kim, Shin-Ae (Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Medicine, Chung-Yeon Korean Medicine Hospital)
  • 정지철 (임실군보건의료원 한의과) ;
  • 윤상훈 (청연의학연구소 연구개발부) ;
  • 김신애 (청연한방병원 침구과)
  • Received : 2018.09.13
  • Accepted : 2018.10.01
  • Published : 2018.10.31


This case report was conducted to introduce the use of miniscalpel-acupuncture for the treatment of hand osteoarthritis. A-76-year old female patient who had pain on both hands due to osteoarthritis was treated with miniscalpel-acupuncture for 7 weeks. The main outcome were the Numeral Rating Scale (NRS) and the grip strength by dynamometer. After miniscalpel-acupuncture treatment, NRS was decreased and the strength of grasp was increased. The result of this study suggests that the treatment of miniscalpel-acupuncture may be effectively used to decrease pain and increase grip strength of patients who suffer from hand osteoarthritis. Further research is necessary by the reason of the limited sample size of this study.


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