Acupuncture for Osteoarthritis

On February 14, 2012, Fox News featured a segment on “Drug free pain relief for Osteoarthritis (OA,)” by Dr. David Samadi.  As you will see, the article describes OA as a Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) in which joint cartilage erodes by excess wear, tear and stressors.

While there isn’t a clear-cut treatment option, quality of life changes such as weight loss and over-the-counter medications for pain relief are the mainstays of symptom relief.  The American College of Rheumatology and Dr. Samadi both advocate acupuncture as an alternative to pain relief in the treatment of OA.

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