There were 440 patients with knee osteoarthritis in the study that was presented at the ACR meeting. Two types of ayurvedic therapy (SG’C & SG’CG), Celebrex, and glucosamine were compared in the study. Over a 24-week period, patients were assessed for active pain, difficulty and function, and side effects of treatment. None of the groups experienced serious side effects and those taking ayurvedic therapy showed fewer side effects in general. Researchers concluded ayurvedic therapy was a safe and effective treatment alternative for patients with knee osteoarthritis -- but as always -- advised talking to your doctor before beginning any treatment.
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