Acupuncture has been shown to be very effective for certain types of knee pain. It has been shown that arthritic and joint knee pain of many patients have been relieved effectively.
One study performed in 1999, compared Acupuncture to ice massage and transcutaneous nerve stimulation for patients with osteoarthritis. Study found that Acupuncture was more effective and decreased the pain levels in the knee.
Another Study in the same year showed acupuncture helped patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome in weekly treatments.
Other studies showed acupuncture is beneficial in reducing knew pain and knee related problems. Acupuncture can also help for patients that are waiting for knee surgery.
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