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Human Studies

2019 May 14

Arthritis Res Ther



Effects of intensity of electroacupuncture on chronic pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial.


Lv Z-T, Shen L-L, Zhu B, Zhang Z-Q, Ma C-Y, Huang G-F, Yin J, Yu L-ling, Yu S-Y, Ding M-Q, Li J, Yuan X-C, He W, Jing X-H, Li M
Arthritis Res Ther. 2019 May 14; 21(1):120.
PMID: 31088511.


Conditioned pain modulation (CPM) is impaired in people with chronic pain such as knee osteoarthritis (KOA). The purpose of this randomized, controlled clinical trial was to investigate whether strong electroacupuncture (EA) was more effective on chronic pain by strengthening the CPM function than weak EA or sham EA in patients with KOA.