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Acupuncture for Osteoarthritis

Just a quick note -
The link below is the article published by NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information). It is a government-funded national resource for molecular biology information. The research paper is technical, but it is a good reference to share on the blog for someone who wants scientific study on the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4158087/
Pain management with acupuncture in osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Conclusions

The use of acupuncture is associated with significant reductions in pain intensity, improvement in functional mobility and quality of life. While the differences are not as great as shown by other reviews, current evidence supports the use of acupuncture as an alternative for traditional analgesics in patients with osteoarthritis.