This week, we're featuring acupuncture for arthritis in recognition of National Arthritis Awareness Month.
Many studies have looked at the effects of acupuncture on knee pain from osteoarthritis. Evaluations that looked at all the evidence together have shown that acupuncture may indeed be helpful. The effects are often modest, and acupuncture may not be better than sham (fake) acupuncture, but it’s consistently better than no treatment.
Could acupuncture also be helpful for rheumatoid arthritis? Unfortunately, we just don’t know. The small amount of research that’s been done on acupuncture for rheumatoid arthritis hasn’t produced clear results.
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