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New research supports earlier studies that show acupuncture is a more effective way to treat osteoarthritic knee pain than treating it with conventional biomedicine.

“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,” concluded the study, a meta-analysis of 14 separate, random controlled clinical trials involving 3,835 patients states, the Healthcare Medicine Institute reported on its website.

Further, the study went on to note that treating osteoarthritic knee pain with acupuncture is “better at relieving pain and restoring function” than sham acupuncture and standard biomedical care.

Sources:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17215263
http://www.healthcmi.com
http://www.counselheal.com
http://www.voxxi.com/medical-health-benefits-acupuncture/