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Traumatology and Orthopedics

48 cases are treated by herbal fumigating then massage, once a day, 10 days are one treatment course. Herbal fumigating: Dang Gui 20g, Du Zhong 20g, Niu Xi 20g, Gu Sui Bu 20g, ji Xue Teng 25g, Chuan Wu 20g, Xi Xin 15g, Qin Jiu 15g, Fang Ji 15g, Hai Tong Pi 20g, Wei Ling Xian 15g, Mu Gua 15g, Tou Gu Cao 25g, Chi Shao 15g, Ru Xiang 20g, Mo Yao 20g. Fumigating knee joints with 30 minutes. Massage: take supine posture, relax muscle by circular kneading and rolling, plucking tendons of knee, finger pressing Liang Qiu (Liangqiu (ST34)), Du Bi (Dubi (ST35)), Yang Lingquan (Yanglingquan (GB34) He-Sea Point, Influential Point of Tendon), Zu Sanli (Zusanli (ST36) He-Sea Point), Xue Hai (Xuehai (SP10)) or A-Shi points with 5 to 10 seconds on every point until soreness and distention, then slightly kneading fibula for one minute, let patient try his best to lift up leg, flex knee, make straight of dorsum of foot with 10 to 15 times, massage every time takes 30 minutes. Total effective rate is 91.7%.

Key words: Herbal Fumigating, Massage, Knee Osteoarthritis KOA

Writer: Yong Li
Luquan County TCM Hospital, Yunnan (651500)

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