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Knee Arthritis Treatment Using Acupuncture in Charleston, SC

by Sara Putman, LAc, LMT - Acupuncturist | Charleston, SC

Do you have knee arthritis? Do you live in Charleston, SC? Did you know that Acupuncture is clinically proven for treating knee arthritis? Consider these points:

  • As reported in Nov. 20 issue of the British Medical Journal: Those who got real acupuncture took less of their pain medication than those who got fake acupuncture. Yet they had less pain, less stiffness, and better physical function. 75% to 85% have less pain and more mobility. (findings come from a research team led by Jorge Vas, MD, chief medical officer at the pain treatment unit of Dos Hermanas Health Center in Dos Hermanas, Spain)
  • October 2004 presentation to the American College of Rheumatology by Marc Hochberg, MD, PhD, of the University of Maryland. Conclusion: Acupuncture reduced pain and stiffness and improved physical function.
  • Erin Arnold, MD, a rheumatologist at the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute in Morton Grove, treats many of her arthritis patients with acupuncture in combination with medical treatments. Arnold says doctors are becoming more open to referring arthritis patients for acupuncture.
  • Hayes Wilson, MD, chief of rheumatology at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta says that one of his partners treats arthritis patients with acupuncture and tells him that it works well.

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