Yes, it may be helpful.
Alexandre Hillairet, DAOM.
Thank you for your question. In, general acupuncture has been found to be helpful with osteoarthritis and muscular skeletal pain.
Hope that you can find a skilled acupuncturist that can help.
Al Thieme, LAc, MAOM, MSEE
optimally to the areas of arthritis. Acupuncture helps stupendously with that! It brings your body back to balance in the most natural way possible, by using your own, self-programmed healing mechanism which everybody is equipped with!
Glenn R. Williams, D.C., L.Ac.
You are very young to have arthritis. Acupuncture can help reduce or stop the arthritis getting worse. For your age, it seems your also need life style change, such as drinking water...etc. Please find someone locally to help you ASAP. The cold weather and weather change might cause more achy.
Hope you are feeling well in no time.
Jonathan Fang, Lic. Ac
I hope this answers your question. Happy Thanksgiving !!!!
Yours in health,
Be well, be confident, we can help.
You would need to find a licensed practitioner - not a DC or PT who "does acupuncture too". Find a Licensed Acupuncturist in your area - pretty much any one of them will be helpful for you, so find one that you feel comfortable with. You can always move to a different one if you don't like your first choice, but again, pretty much any trained L.Ac. can be very helpful to you.
Boil fresh ginger in water for about 5 minutes. Once the water has cooled but is still warm, soak 2 pieces of cloth in it and then wrap your hands with the cloth. The warmth will penetrate into your joints and alleviate the pain. However, it can burn your skin! If you feel burning pain, add more water and try again.
For the best results, please make sure you're seeing someone who is licensed as an acupuncturist in your state. Outside of CA, you can use NCCAOM.org's "Find a Practitioner" lookup to get folks local to you.