Mud Therapy and Knee Osteoarthritis

Can mud therapy help your arthritis symptoms?

A new study is looking at the effects of therapeutic mud pack therapy on knee osteoarthritis.

outstretched leg with hands around knee

Participants in this study will attend 1 screening visit and 2 therapeutic sessions a week for 6 weeks. Each therapy session includes a brief medical intake and a 20-minute mud pack treatment to the knees. Information will be collected through questionnaires and blood samples to measure changes in inflammatory and pain-related symptoms.

To participate you must:

  • Be between the ages of 35 and 65 years old
  • Have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Be willing to provide blood samples 4 times throughout the study
  • Commit to attend all 12 study sessions.
    • Study sessions will be twice a week.
    • Study visits will be scheduled during the same time slot every week for 6 weeks.

There will be no cost associated with participation in this study.

For more information call (503) 552-1551 ext. 5940, e-mail, or fill out the form below.

This study is being conducted by the Helfgott Research Institute at the National College of Natural Medicine.

IRB #041613
Principal Investigator: Heather Zwickey, PhD
Co-Investigator: Kurt Beil, ND, MSOM, MPH

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