Acupuncture Misses the Point in Chronic Knee Pain

Acupuncture Misses the Point in Chronic Knee PainScienceDaily (2014-10-01)—Among individuals older than 50 years who have moderate or severe chronic knee pain, acupuncture is not beneficial. According to researchers at the University of Melbourne, patients did not experience any significant or lasting pain relief or function improvement after receiving either needle or laser acupuncture when compared with no treatment or sham acupuncture. On the positive side, both needle and laser acupuncture did result in modest pain relief, but the benefit was not maintained at one year. Read more

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