Needle for your Knees

Resent research on the affect of acupuncture on arthritis, conducted on a group of 90 osteoarthritis sufferers, with an average age of 71 years, were treated with acupuncture. In each case, the arthritis was so severe that it warranted surgery but instead they received acupuncture once a week for a month, and then once every six weeks. Thirty-one were still having regular acupuncture sessions two years later.

Patients were still saying they¬†weren’t¬†feeling any pain even two years after acupuncture, whereas, by then, one in seven of those who have conventional surgery complain of suffering severe pain. In each case, the patients reported a dramatic reduction in pain, stiffness, and an improvement in mobility. The improvements were so dramatic that none needed to have surgery.

Knee arthritis affects around 17 per cent of the over-50’s who suffer significant pain. The most common remedy is knee surgery, although this is offered only when the pain is constant and walking becomes almost impossible.

(Source: Acupuncture in Medicine, 2012; doi:10.1136/acupmed-2012-010151).”