Knee Pain

Sore Knees? Acupuncture may be the Answer

One of the most common complaints I treat at the Clinic is knee pain, particularly osteoarthritis of the knee, but also pain derived from injury or damage caused by athletics, job type etc.

Acupuncture has been used for over 2000 years to treat chronic pain. Recent evidence from systematic reviews demonstrate that it’s more effective than no treatment or usual care for chronic back pain, osteoarthritis, or headache (Sherman 2009). There’s also evidence that it’s more effective than sham acupuncture for chronic knee pain or headache. (Hopton 2010).

Receiving testimonials from people I’ve treated always makes my day and reinforces why I became an acupuncturist. I was so pleased to receive this email from a patient regarding their pain relief:

“I just wanted to drop a line to mention that I don’t know which points you targeted yesterday but today has been one of the best days I’ve had in a long time – in terms of mood and pain. It’s really strange but at one point I thought – I don’t have any pain – and it was such a fantastic feeling… So if you could make a note of the ‘needle points’ (if you haven’t already) – I’ll have some more please.” C.L.

We also offer ‘no needles’ pain relief treatment sessions at the clinic, using cold laser technology. A recent randomised double-blind clinical trial, using laser acupuncture on volunteers suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee, was found to significantly improve quality of life and effectively reduced pain. The news was published on the front page of the Daily Express and the study itself can be found here.

If you’ve never been to the Clinic before, I offer a free 15 minute consultation to discuss treatment or you are more than welcome to book a full treatment by calling Stacey on 01872 274774. Alternatively, you can visit our online booking calendar today.

Please feel free to email me in complete confidence if you’d like to learn more about how acupuncture may help your condition.

Paul Adkins Lic.Ac., BA(Hons), 1st Dan, FEA, MBAcC, MCAUK – Member of the British Acupuncture Council

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