Acupuncture for Knee Painby Thomas E. Turpen, MS, R.Ac. on 01/18/13
A new study concludes that acupuncture reduces knee pain and increases mobility for patients with osteoarthritis. There was a pain reduction in 73% of the patients, and researchers noticed an objective increase in knee mobility. Other studies have shown that acupuncture is even more effective that standard biomedical care.
Max Karner, Frank Brazkiewicz, Andrew Remppis, et al., "Objectifying Specific and Nonspecific Effects of Acupuncture: A Double-Blinded Randomised Trial in Osteoarthritis of the Knee," Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2013, Article ID 427265, 7 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/427265
Sau. Med J. 2012 May;33(5):526-32. Needle acupuncture for osteoarthritis of the knee. A systematic review and updated meta-analysis. Cao L, Zhang XL, Gao YS, Jiang Y. Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China.