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Acupuncture Solutions for Knee Pain

Acupuncture Solutions for Knee Pain

Do you have knee pain? What do you know about the traditional Chinese practice of acupuncture? This therapeutic art features a practitioner inserting small needles into your skin and muscular system at specific energy points on the body.

This ancient practice has been passed down through generations of Chinese people, and you can find many practitioners operating in locations around the globe. Acupuncture is a traditional Eastern medicinal therapy that doesn’t conform to Western thinking on medical science.

For instance, the Chinese believe that the “Qi” or the “life force” is governed by specific energy centers running along the body’s meridian. If there are blockages, then your quality of life and health degrades.

By keeping the blockages clear, acupuncture therapists help their patients restore the natural Qi energy flow through their bodies. When energy flows correctly, you’ll feel great, and when combined with other lifestyle changes and practices, acupuncture can be very beneficial for patients.

But can it be useful in rehabilitation environments where patients undergo dysfunction in specific body parts, like the appendages and the knee?

Understanding Acupuncture for Knee Pain

Sports-specific knee injuries can create a significant amount of pain for the patient. But knee pain from osteoarthritis is just as big of an issue for seniors in their quest to stay mobile. Knee pain, regardless of the cause, can impact your physical and mental health.

Knee pain disturbs sleep and prevents you from being mobile. Depending on the severity of the injury, the knee pain could completely immobilize you. Acupuncture provides much-needed relief for anyone suffering from acute or chronic knee pain.

When acupuncture needles penetrate the skin, they send a signal to the brain through the CNS, which triggers the release of endorphins. In cases where the patient experiences real relief from a tight muscle, the feeling can be, at times, overwhelming.

What the Science Says

Some people claim acupuncture is the real deal, while others remain skeptical. However, the evidence of the practice in published research speaks for itself. A 2019 study received a conditional recommendation for osteoarthritis treatments for patients with knee pain.

The American College of Rheumatology and Arthritis Foundation set guidelines for managing hip, hand, and knee osteoarthritis using acupuncture procedures. There are dozens of clinical studies showing the efficacy of acupuncture in relieving knee pain.

Another study of 18,000 people showed acupuncture effectively manages various chronic pain problems, including knee pain. The research shows the differences in the administration of acupuncture techniques between experienced and novice practitioners.

Acupuncture Therapy for Chronic Knee Pain

Chronic knee pain can result from any one or a combination of conditions. It can occur to anyone, at any age, and with any background. Living with chronic knee pain can dramatically reduce a person’s quality of life by reducing mobility.

People with chronic knee pain often visit the doctor for relief through surgery and medication. The severity of pain symptoms during recovery from surgery or pre-surgery can cause patients to overdo things on their medication.

As a result, they end up with chronic knee pain and a drug dependence they didn’t ask for. Acupuncture offers a viable alternative to pain medications and surgery. Thousands of testimonials from people around the globe support this ancient practice. Give it a try.

Southlake Natural Family Wellness

Our mission is to support the health and well-being of our patients by offering individualized, comprehensive holistic care including acupuncture, herbal recommendations, customized nutritional counseling, allergy elimination (NAET), whole food supplements, lifestyle suggestions, moxibustion, and cupping, as well as helping couples get pregnant and STAY pregnant by supporting all the paths to conception.

About Farrah Hamraie

Farrah Hamraie, L.Ac, MOM, Dipl.OM (NCCAOM), is licensed and board-certified in Acupuncture and Herbal medicine in the State of Texas with a Masters of Oriental Medicine from the Dallas College of Oriental Medicine. She is also a Diplomat of NCCAOM (the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), a Board Certified Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, and a member of the American Association of Oriental Medicine.