Complementary and alternative medicine for rheumatic diseases: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials

April 4, 2018   |   Currents in Integrative Healthcare

The research identified 60 good quality RCTs using CAM as intervention for patients with rheumatic diseases: acupuncture (9), Ayurvedic treatment (3), homeopathic treatment (3), electricity (2), natural products (31), megavitamin therapies (8), chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation (3), and energy healing therapy (1). The studies seem to suggest a particular type of CAM, such as acupuncture, is effective and beneficial for osteoarthritis.