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Are you aware that acupuncture has the potential to alleviate the pain associated with both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis? While these two types of joint pain have distinct underlying causes, research shows that acupuncture can be beneficial for both conditions.

Numerous studies support the use of acupuncture in reducing pain and enhancing mobility for individuals dealing with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. In a 2019 randomized controlled trial [Insert Link:, acupuncture demonstrated the ability to reduce pain and improve knee mobility when combined with usual care (such as biomedicine or NSAIDs) compared to usual care alone.

So, if you are already managing your knee osteoarthritis with medical intervention, incorporating acupuncture could further alleviate your pain levels. Moreover, a systematic review [Insert Link: focusing on knee osteoarthritis also yielded similar results. The study highlighted the effectiveness of acupuncture in relieving pain and facilitating functional recovery in patients with knee osteoarthritis, while also noting that acupuncture had fewer adverse reactions or side effects compared to Western medical treatments.

While much of the research has centered around knee osteoarthritis, I’ve also witnessed excellent results with my patients in managing osteoarthritis pain in other joints, such as the hip, neck or low back vertebrae, and the hand.

Additionally, in a recent study, researchers found that acupuncture positively impacted pain relief, physical function, and overall health-related quality of life outcomes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

If you have any questions about how acupuncture can help with arthritis, feel free to reply to this email. I’m more than happy to chat with you! If you’re ready to try acupuncture and experience relief from arthritis pain, click the button below to schedule your appointment.

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