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Does acupuncture work on arthritis?

I am a 44 year old female. I want to know if acupuncture works on arthritis?

25 Answers

Acupuncture, combined with massage and herbs, can be very helpful in relieving the pain associated with arthritis.
Yes. I encourage you to book a session with your practitioner of choice to get help with relief.
Usually very temporary relief

Acupuncture treatment works on arthritis. But I want to know how bad your condition is! If your arthritis area is already deformed, it is impossible to change it. Oriental only can maintain it, not getting worse.
Yes, acupuncture is excellent for arthritis - I highly recommend it.
Yes. Acupucture treatment evaluation will go to the root cause of your problem.

Yes. Acupuncture does work for arthritis. Please consult your local acupuncturist for a consultation.


Scott Sang In Lee
There are acupuncture treatments for arthritis that may incorporate herbal supplements or topicals. However, it will not reverse the condition, but can help prevent further progression. Ask your primary if acupuncture would be a likely alternative option for you.

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Yes, acupuncture really works for arthritis.


Absolutely! It’s important to note that arthritis is a degenerative disease, so curing it would not be a realistic goal, but acupuncture is very effective in reducing the pain and slowing the progression.
I hope this helps!


Natalie Ramsey, MS LAc
Acupuncture works very well for all types of arthritis because it increases circulation in the body and decreases inflammation. Check out some of our testimonials for arthritis:

Your acupuncturist should estimate how many treatments you will need after meeting with you. Hope it inspires you to try acupuncture! Read more on our website:
Yes, it does
Arthritis is inflammation of the joints and bones. Acupuncture can help reduce the inflammation and the pain caused by the condition.

Alexandre Hillairet, DAOM.
Yes, it can help with arthritis. You might also try eliminating gluten from your diet as it is one of the biggest inflammatory foods out there.
Yes, many research studies have proved the result. You can go to NIH website to read some.
Yes. Acupuncture can be very effective in treating the causes and symptoms of arthritis.
Usually, yes.
Yes, acupuncture can help decrease the discomfort of arthritis. Along with dietary changes and sometimes supplements and Chinese herbs, Chinese Medicine works very nicely for arthritis.
Yes, it does, actually it does well!
Acupuncture is wonderful for pain management. I think you would find it incredibly beneficial..
Generally, yes, acupuncture can be an effective treatment for arthritis - particularly from the perspective of pain management. If this is rheumatoid arthritis and the patient is already experiencing joint deformation, it's unlikely acupuncture is going to undo the damage already done, but it can still help to manage pain/discomfort.

Please make sure you're seeing a board certified and state licensed acupuncturist. If you're not in CA, you can use the "Find a Practitioner" look up at to find local practitioners.