Acupuncture does not improve chronic knee pain, study finds

  title={Acupuncture does not improve chronic knee pain, study finds},
  author={Z. Kmietowicz},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
Acupuncture with a laser or needle is no better than sham acupuncture at treating chronic knee pain in people over 50, an Australian study has found. Acupuncture is the most popular alternative therapy sought by people with chronic pain, said researchers from the University of Melbourne. Some evidence has shown that laser acupuncture, in which low intensity laser therapy is delivered to acupuncture points, is beneficial for some pain conditions. However, despite evidence from a meta-analysis… Expand
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