Main Article Content
Uncle Winai was a folk doctor who had a medical certificate in Thai traditional medicine who lived in Sa Kaeo province and invented Uncle Winai’s herbal patch which consisted of three herbs: Cassumunar ginger, Kaffir lime peel, Galangal. However, there was no study for effectiveness of the herbal patch. This prospective observational study aimed to assess the safety and preliminary outcome of Uncle Winai’s herbal patch for knee pain reduction. Participants was 100 patients who visited Sa Kaeo Crown Prince Hospital for knee pain without restriction on gender and age. All participants were treated with Uncle Winai’s herbal patch for 30 minutes. Knee pain was assessed with Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) on pre-treatment, immediately post-treatment, and one day post-treatment. Participants were also observed for adverse events. Data was analyzed with descriptive statistic and Paired t-test was used to compare between pre- and post-treatment knee pain. Ethical approval was obtained from the Institutional Review Board (TCTR No. 20170719006; IRB No.32/2560). 81% of participants were female. Mean pre-treatment knee pain was 5.17±1.90. Mean immediately post-treatment knee pain was 3.28±1.69, and one day post-treatment was 3.08±1.67 (p<0.001). No adverse event occurred. Uncle Winai’s herbal patch could alleviate knee pain and should be studied and developed to use as alternative treatment for knee pain.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
2. Narinrat Petcharat, Chiraporn Ketpichayawattana The effect of self-management program on daily activities and quality of life in health of the elderly with osteoarthritis. Thai Journal of Nursing Council. 2014 Aug 21; 29 (2): 127-40.
3. Niphon Thonglam. (2007). Prevalence of osteoarthritis and factors related to the severity of osteoarthritis in women aged 50-60 years, Rim Tai Subdistrict, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Province. Chiang Mai. Graduate School Chiang Mai University.
4. Nong Phimon Nimit Anan (2007) Epidemiological situation and risk assessment for osteoarthritis in Thai people. Journal of the Royal Thai Army Nurses, Vol. 15, No. 3 (Sep-Dec).
5. Pukdeesamai R, Panichacheewakul P., Improving Care for Elderly with Knee Pain at Ban Bak Subdistrict Hospital, Chang Han District, Roi Et Province (Improving Care For Elderly with Knee Pain at Ban Bak Tambol Health Promotion Hospital, Changhan District, Roi Et Province). Journal of Nursing Science and Health. 2012 May 8; 34 (4): 46-55.
6. Wassana Grundai, Thiranuch Hairattisai, & Manthana Damrongsak. (2012). Factors predicting the quality of life of people with osteoarthritis who treat traditional Thai medicine. Nursing Journal, 39 (1), 146-157.
7. Worawit Laohrenu and Others. Osteoarthritis. Bangkok: Thanaban Printing, 2003.
8. Viroj Kawinwong, Kovit and Others. Handbook for osteoarthritis. Department of Orthopedics Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital 2012: 17-18.
9. Sangkharn Sangkhavan Worship Center for the Elderly (2011). A guide to self-care, osteoarthritis. Issue of discharge planning for the elderly with osteoarthritis by multidisciplinary professions. Page 2
10. Sangkharn Sangkhavan Worship Center for the Elderly Chonburi Province, Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Public Health. Osteoarthritis self-care manual Issue of discharge planning for the elderly with osteoarthritis by multidisciplinary professions. 2011: 7-8.
11. Rheumatic Association of Thailand (2010). Guideline for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis of Knee. Page 5.
12. National Statistical Office Ministry of Information and Communication Technology. (2014). Survey of the elderly population in Thailand 2014. Bangkok: Tex and Journal Public Company Limited.
13. Surasak Nilkanuwong and Faculty of Disease texts, Volume 1. Bangkok: Thanaban Printing, 2004.
14. Surasak Nilkanuwong and Faculty of Disease texts, Volume 1. Bangkok: Thanaban Printing, 2005: 699-701.
15. Sek Aksaranukroh, 2000. Rehabilitation Medicine. Year 9. Issue 3. Page 82-85.
16. HDC Database, Sa Kaeo Province. 2017. Retrieved on March 25, 2017