Acupuncture has also been employed to relieve pain and improve movement in people with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. In the largest clinical study of acupuncture reported to date, Berman et al (2004) studied 570 patients with an average age of 65 who had OA of the knee. Subjects were randomly assigned to receive one of three treatments for 26 weeks, in addition to standard care such as anti-inflammatory medications and pain relievers: (i) 190 received acupuncture, (ii) 191 underwent sham acupuncture and (iii) 189 participants attended 6, 2-hour group sessions over 12 weeks based on the Arthritis Foundation's Arthritis Self-Help Course. Patients' progress was assessed at 4, 8, 14, and 26 weeks. At week 8, patients receiving acupuncture began showing a significant increase in function and by week 14 a significant decrease in pain, compared with the sham and control groups. Overall those who received acupuncture had a 40 % decrease in pain and a nearly 40 % improvement in function compared to baseline assessments. The authors concluded that acupuncture seems to provide improvement in function and pain relief as an adjunctive therapy for OA of the knee when compared with credible sham acupuncture and education control groups. This finding is in agreement with the recent observations of Vas et al (2004), Tukmachi et al (2004), as well as that of Stener-Victorin et al (2004).
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Thanks a lot for ur help mate,
first of all, I checked my body fat and Im at 18%….
so as u said, it is either bulk or cut , Ive done a cycle for me and I want ur advise, (last one 🙂 )
week 1-4 test pro 150mg eod( mon-wed-fri)
week 1-10 test enan 350mg twice a week
week 11-12 test pro 150 eod( mon-wed-fri)
week 1-12 arimidex eod
week 1-6 dbol 30mg ed
week 13-14 rest
week 15-19 pct nolvadex.
test e and p are from concent rex.. called them enanTREX and propiTREX. (legit)
I want to know if this cycle sounds good?? and some help with the PCT please. and of course Im prepared to make changes…..
hope to hear from u soon, Im keen to start ASAP. and again thanks a lot mate.