Inconclusive efficacy of Chinese herbal medication in osteoarthritis treatment
Efficacy of individualized Chinese herbal medication in osteoarthrosis of hip and knee: a double-blind, randomized-controlled clinical studyJ Altern Complement Med. 2011 Jun;17(6):539-47. doi: 10.1089/acm.2010.0602
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Research into effective treatments for osteoarthritis (OA) is ongoing. In this trial, 102 patients with knee or hip OA were randomized to receive specific, active or nonspecific, control herbal therapy on the basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The purpose was to determine whether active preparations of low-dose Chinese herbs provided a stark reduction in symptoms associated with OA. After 20 w...
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