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Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis: Can Acupuncture Help?

Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are two of the most common joint conditions that affect millions of people worldwide. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that is caused by the gradual loss of joint cartilage, while rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that attacks the lining of the joint capsule. Both conditions can result in pain, stiffness, and mobility reduction, and can significantly impact a person's quality of life. Traditionally, painkillers have been used to manage joint pain associated with these conditions, but long-term use of painkillers can lead to many side effects, some of which are serious. Therefore, patients have been seeking alternative treatments for pain management, and acupuncture is one of the therapies that has gained attention in recent years. Acupuncture is a complementary therapy that originated in ancient China. Acupuncture is believed to work by stimulating the body's natural healing processes, such as releasing endogenou