To compare the difference in the effect of modified green dragon swaying its tail needling manipulation and common needling manipulations on the overall rating of pain of patients with knee osteoarthritis, and to evaluate the advantages of modified green dragon swaying its tail needling manipulation for.
Ninety-five patients with knee osteoarthritis were divided into 2 groups according to the random number table method with 48 patients in the modified green dragon swaying its tail group (group special manipulation, SM group for short) and 47 patients in the common acupuncture group (group convention needling, CN group for short), and different acupuncture manipulations were applied in the two groups. Internationally recognized Simplified McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ) scale used for description and measurement of pain was applied to evaluate the pain degree, including pain rating index (PRI), visnal analogue scale (VAS) and present pain intensity (PPI). The index of severity for osteoarthritis (ISOA) was adopted for evaluation of clinical efficacy.
(1) In SM group, the scores of PRI, VAS and PPI were 6.63±4.67, 2.23±1.45 and 0.65±1.32, respectively, after treatment, and in CN group, the scores of PRI, VAS and PPI were 13.32±7.96, 4.34±1.79 and 2.28±1.21, respectively, the scores decreased in the two groups after treatment (all P<0.05), and the improvement in SM group was superior to that in CN group (all P<0.01). (2) The clinical cure rate in SM group was 52.08%, and the total effective rate was 97.92%, the clinical cure rate in CN group was 25.53%, and the total effective rate was 85.10%. The comparison of clinical cure rate in the two groups showed that P<0.01.
The SM group is obviously superior to CN group in the improvement of overall rating of pain of patients. It is indicated that modified green dragon swaying its tail acupuncture therapy can effectively relieve the pain of patients with knee osteoarthritis, which was worthy of popularization and application with definite clinical efficacy
- knee osteoarthritis;
- green dragon swaying its tail of needling manipulation;
- MPQ pain scale;
- Index of severity for osteoarthritis (ISOA)