Acupuncture is a branch of the tree of traditional Chinese medicine, with a rich history and lineage dating back thousands of years. Once viewed as a comprehensive oriental system of diagnosing and treating illnesses, now acupuncturists use fine needles on pressure points in various parts of the body, inserting hair-thin needles into the body to promote pain-relieving effects by reducing inflammation, relaxing the body, and increasing blood flow.
The primary goal of acupuncture is to ensure the well-being of the mind, the body, and the soul by maintaining and regulating the flow of life energy or ‘Qi’ through strategic channels in our bodies. Problems or blockages (caused by an unhealthy lifestyle, injuries, emotional trauma, or stress) in these energy channels are what lead to numerous health problems in an individual. These channels can be accessed by applying pressure to certain points in the body, that serve as gateways to our Qi.
Acupuncture is known to treat shoulder pain, headaches, soft tissue injuries, flu, digestive issues, reproductive problems, and so on. But what it is most commonly known for is for the treatment of acute knee pain.
Osteoarthritis is a common cause of chronic knee pain. It causes degeneration of the joints in the body and develops when cartilage—the lining of the joints that allow smooth movement between opposing bones—starts to break down. Swelling and inflammation in the affected joints are a major cause of pain and stiffness, making it hard to extend or flex your knee.
Many swear by acupuncture for knee joint pain as it is a cost-effective way to strengthen joints, reduce inflammation, and offer relief from osteoarthritis with very little risk.
Over time, researchers have proven the effectiveness of acupuncture to treat knee pain resulting from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. One study found evidence that applying pressure with needles on acupoints causes the body to release endorphins, our body’s natural painkillers.
In addition to this, as your knees are extremely integral joints that are responsible for distributing your weight evenly when you walk or run, they are prone to injuries, strains, and sprains. These issues can be effectively dealt with by getting in touch with acupuncture practitioners who are experienced at attending to soft-tissue injuries. They will determine your treatment based on the severity of the injury and your overall health condition.
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