List your Practice List a School List an Event Contact Us
Account Login View Cart Cart ($0.00)

Acufinder.com is the leading resource for everything to do with Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Asian Medicine. It is the premier Web destination for those seeking health and wellness for themselves and their loved ones through the principles of Oriental Medicine. We are the voice of authority for up-to-date health and wellness information from an Eastern Medicine perspective.

Search for Acupuncturists Search for Acupuncture Schools Search for Acupuncture Events
Explore Acufinder

Breaking Acupuncture News

Print Page Print Page
Send to a Friend
Electroacupuncture, Laser Therapy Relieve Arthritis Pain
By: Sam Gaines, Staff Writer
A Norwegian research study has found that people with osteoarthritic knee pain may experience relief through electroacupuncture, low-level laser therapy, or electrical nerve stimulation.

Dr. Jan M. Bjordal and his team at Bergen University College analyzed data from 33 studies looking into the use of non-drug treatment s for arthritis-related knee pain. Patients who received these three treatments showed significant improvements in their experience of pain. The treatment benefits were sustained for as much as 8 weeks following treatment, as well.

Bjordal pointed out that unlike drug treatments, these three types of therapy have fewer and less severe side effects than the more commonly used drug treatments for osteoarthritic knee pain, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, June 2007