Acupuncture for Osteoarthritis

My name is Rizki, I from Indonesian

Actualy I don't understand why acupuncture can relieve pain and improve function in patients with osteoarthritis, and what the mechanism of acupuncture in the body that can make it?




Chad Dupuis's picture

In the most general terms

In the most general terms possible it is because it reduces inflammation and increases circulation.  There is, however, a lot more in biochemical terms that happens but I'm not certain that is the type of answer you want to read.  If it is, I suggest you go to and search for "acupuncture AND arthritis" and read some of the clinical studies that contain the technical details.

Feng Mei's picture

OA symptoms may include joint

OA symptoms may include joint pain, tenderness, stiffness, locking, and sometimes an effusion. In TCM, there are 4 kinds of OA: wind arthritis, cold arthritis, damp arthritis and heat arthritis. So the treatment proposal are dispel wind, active blood circle warm up joint, clear dampness and sedate heat. And there are 4 certainly treatment protocols for those arthritis. 

kiki's picture

It's really help Thanks But

It's really help
But i have more question
do you have any particular recommendations for points that are indicated to treat knee osteoarthritis?


Feng Mei's picture

Different diagnosis,

Different diagnosis, different pattern with different treatment protocol, it should be include a lot of things, keep going on your study, you will learn it in your school :)