Traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine combined to treat osteoarthritis (OA)of the knee
Józsefvárosi Szakorvosi Rendelőintézet, Orthopédia
Abstract Using Glucosamine sulfate and Vitamin C to give the injection into the acupuncture points, and with traditional acupuncture niddle and infred lamp for somr certain points, treating OA. In the group of 40 patients, most of them have been cured or much better.The drugs have its own function, injected to the acupuncture(akupunktura) points to keep long stimulating, and also infred lamp, several methods work on the body at the same time, in order to get better effects.
Key words Acupuncture(akupunktura) points injection, knee, osteoarthritis(OA), Acupuncture
2，药物：硫酸氨基葡萄糖（glucosamine sulfate），维生素C(Vitamin c),1 % 利多卡因(lidocain1%)
治疗结果：临床痊愈16例，占40%; 显效15例，占37.5%; 有效6例，占15%; 无效3例，占7%,总有效率92.5%。
维生素C（Vitamin C ）为抗氧化剂，对合成Ⅱ型胶原发挥作用，
Conclusion & Discussion:
Osteoarthritis of the knee is a high incidence disease. It is a “bi Zheng” range according to the traditional Chinese medicine. So it is important step to make the kidney to be tonic, Then we should give the injection to Shenshu acupuncture point. Puncture Zusanli to keep the “Qi and Blood” to be tonic and to strengthen the spleen and reduce the moisture. According to holographic mechanism we also choose Quchi point. Glucosamine sulfate is the neccessary material for chondrocyte metablism. Chondrocyte use glucosamine to compose mucopolysaccharide which plays important roles in composing cartilage matrix. Mucopolysaccharide and collangen fibril type II together build the function and structure frames of cartilage. Glucosamine sulfate is not only anti-inflamation and stop pain but also slow down the development of OA. Vitamin c is an oxidant, and play a role in composing the collagen fibril type II. There is another important reason to influence the clinical result of the patient. If patients have only 1-2 years history of disease, then the treatment is easier and getting better result than the patients who suffered from more than 10 years of this problem. Acupuncture point injection have both mechanistic stimulation and drug’s chemistic stimulation, two function combined together to get better treatment result than the single traditional niddle treatment.