Clinical Observation on Warm Acupuncture Therapy for Rheumatoid ArthritisYun Jin Kim*
Faculty of Chinese Medicin, Southern University College, Jalan Selatan Utama, Off Jalan Skudai, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Yun Jin Kim
Faculty of Chinese Medicine, Southern University College
Jalan Selatan Utama, Off Jalan Skudai
81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
Received date: June 05, 2017; Accepted date: June 14, 2017; Published date: June 19, 2017
Citation: Kim YJ (2017) Clinical Observation on Warm Acupuncture Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis. J Tradit Med Clin Natur 6:225. doi: 10.4172/2167-1206.1000225
Copyright: © 2017 Kim YJ. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic, inflammatory disease, frequently associated with joint destruction. The aim is this clinical observation was to contribute to warm needle acupuncture treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. We studied the before and after warm needle acupuncture and herbal medicine treatment of rheumatoid arthritis patient’s Rheumatoid Factor (RF), Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR), and C-reactive Protein (CRP), the plasma samples were investigated at Pathlab Laboratory (M) Sdn. Bhd (37363-K) in Taman Perling branch, Johor, Malaysia. Our result showed that, after warm needle acupuncture and herbal medicine treatment, rheumatoid arthritis patient’s RF, ESR, and CRP are reduced, but warm needle acupuncture seen to have decreased in significantly comparison with the before. Authors suggested that warm needle acupuncture could help rheumatoid arthritis patients, but basic mechanisms and long-term observations will be needed.