Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese technique that may help reduce inflammation and pain. It includes using sharp, thin needles to stimulate the muscles and change the flow of energy within the body. It is believed that acupuncture acts by triggering certain points on the nerve that transmits pain sensation to the brain and block it. Acupuncture has not only proved its efficacy as a powerful method of analgesia and painkilling, but also the number of professional acupuncturists is growing so it has become much easier to get treated with it. If you suffer from knee pain and afraid of medications’ side effects, acupuncture might be your ideal solution as the risks of acupuncture are too low, so acupuncture could be worth trying.
Although researches show that acupuncture can help relieve knee pain within a short period, it is still considered a symptomatic treatment with no direct effect on the cause of pain.