Is There Difference between the Effects of Two-Dose Stimulation for Knee Osteoarthritis in the Treatment of Heat-Sensitive Moxibustion?

Research paper by Rixin R Chen, Mingren M Chen, Jun J Xiong, Zhenhai Z Chi, Meiqi M Zhou, Tongsheng T Su, Jianhua J Sun, Fan F Yi, Bo B Zhang

Indexed on: 22 Jun '12Published on: 22 Jun '12Published in: Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM


Considering that the dosage of manipulating Moxa plays an important role in obtaining good effects for heat-sensitive moxibustion, it would be valuable to know whether the use of fixed dosage is as effective as the use of an individual one. The paper carried out a rigorous multi-centre randomized controlled trial, and its result demonstrated that the effectiveness of individual eliminate-sensitive dosing regimen might more superior to the stable conventional dosing regimen in the treatment of KOA. According the record of individual moxibustion time, the dosage differed in the terms of patients' conditions and moxibustion sensation, which had been measured about 47.30 ± 6.20 minutes (28 ~ 65 minutes).