Acupuncture may not be effective for knee pain: study

September 30, 2014 9:01 PM

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Acupuncture may not be effective for knee pain: study

In their study, real acupuncture using needles and lasers was no more helpful than sham acupuncture for chronic knee pain among people 50 years old and older.

“It is surprising that our study showed acupuncture was not effective compared to sham acupuncture, because many people with chronic knee pain report that treatment with acupuncture is beneficial for their symptoms,” said Rana S. Hinman, the study’s lead author from the University of Melbourne, Aust...

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