Acupuncture does not hit the tag for chronic knee pain By Lucy Piper, Senior medwireNews Reporter Research findings do not support the use of needle or laser acupuncture for treating chronic knee pain in patients more than 50 years. The findings support recommendations by The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence against the use of acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis. For the study, which adopted a Zelen style, 282 people, aged at least 50 years, volunteered to be viewed for a year spasms of the stomach . These were randomly assigned to receive no acupuncture then, needle acupuncture, laser acupuncture or sham laser beam acupuncture.

The team found significant distinctions in J-MAP pain reduction and satisfaction for those patients in the great expectations group compared with the neutral group. Suarez-Almazor. This study is released in Arthritis Care & Research. Suarez-Almazor, Carol Looney, Yanfang Liu, Vanessa Cox, Kenneth Pietz, Donald M. Marcus, and Richard l. Street, Jr. Arthritis Care and Research; Published Online: April 21, 2010 ; Print Issue Time: September 2010.. Acupuncture not superior to sham acupuncture in knee osteoarthritis Experts from MD Anderson Tumor Center determined individuals with osteoarthritis of the knee who also are treated with traditional Chinese acupuncture do not experience any more benefit than those receiving sham acupuncture .