Acupuncture is 'not beneficial for knee pain'

October 1, 2014 7:26 AM

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Acupuncture is 'not beneficial for knee pain'

Traditional Chinese acupuncture involves inserting needles at specific points in the body, in the belief that doing so helps channel a "life force" known as Qi.

In modern Western acupuncture, it is believed that the needles stimulate nerves under the skin, producing pain-relieving endorphins. The treatment is now also offered in a non-penetrative form, where low-intensity lasers are applied to acupuncture points.

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