Yet another study concludes that acupuncture is more effective than conventional biomedicine for the treatment of knee pain…

A meta-analysis of 14 random controlled clinical trials involving 3,835 patients found that, “Acupuncture provided significantly better relief from knee osteoarthritis pain and a larger improvement in function than sham acupuncture, standard care treatment, or waiting for further treatment.” The study notes that acupuncture for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis is “better at relieving pain and restoring function” than both standard bio-medical care and sham acupuncture.

Public interest in acupuncture for the treatment of knee pain and dysfunction started with NIH (National Institutes of Health) research, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, stating that acupuncture is an effective treatment for osteoarthritis of the knees. In related research, a new study concludes that, “All the studies using non-placebo controls showed statistically significant improvement in knee pain and function for the acupuncture group.” In yet another recent study, electroacupuncture at acupoints including ST35 (Dubi), Xiyan, SP10 (Xuehai), ST36 (Zusanli), and GB34 (Yanglingquan) was found effective for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.