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Acupuncture reduces pain of knee arthritis-research updates

Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a condition characterized by degenerative joint disease, resulting in pain, swelling, stiffness, and dysfunction. This chronic knee pain can have a severe impact on the quality of patients' lives. Although painkillers can alleviate pain and modify disease progression, they have numerous adverse side effects. Fortunately, acupuncture has been found to be a highly effective way of reducing arthritic knee pain without any adverse side effects. Research has proven this. For instance, one paper analyzed eleven randomized clinical trials (CTs) involving 2484 patients with knee arthritis. The meta-analysis showed that acupuncture had a beneficial effect on knee osteoarthritis by reducing pain and improving patients' functional activities. The authors concluded that acupuncture has a beneficial effect on pain relief and improves functional activities. Therefore, this treatment can be recommended as a beneficial alternative therapy for patients with KOA, esp