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This Sinew acupuncture for Knee Osteoarthritis study aims to examine whether sinew acupuncture can safely relieve pain and symptoms of knee osteoarthritis and improve patients’ functional movement and quality of life.Sinew acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis

Sinew acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis is where acupuncture needles are inserted into acupoints of sinew and muscles along the meridian sinew pathway. 

Is sinew acupuncture a potential alternative non-pharmacological therapy for knee osteoarthritis? This rigorous trial will expand knowledge of whether acupuncture reduces pain intensity and improves symptoms, functional movements, and quality of life of knee osteoarthritis patients.

©  The Author(s). 2018

  • Kwok Yin Au,
  • Haiyong Chen,
  • Wing Chung Lam,
  • Chiu On Chong,
  • Andrew Lau,
  • Varut Vardhanabhuti,
  • Kin Cheung Mak,
  • Fei Jiang,
  • Wing Yi Lam,
  • Fung Man Wu,
  • Hiu Ngok Chan,
  • Yan Wah Ng,
  • Bacon Fung-Leung Ng,
  • Eric Tat-Chi Ziea and
  • Lixing Lao

BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201818:133


©  The Author(s). 2018

  • Received: 19 July 2017
  • Accepted: 10 April 2018
  • Published: 23 April 2018