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If you have knee pain for one month, then you'd better get some treatments done to avoid it becoming chronic. The needles are usually inserted right into the knee; there are 4 typical knee points that we do to increase circulation and help the knee recover. It's usually pain-free. We'd do electrical acupuncture as well as cupping around the leg to help blood flow. It's true acupuncture can help with knee pain; we've helped hundreds of patients with knee problems.
Xin Ma, L.Ac
Acupuncture does help with knee pain.The location of needle insertion varies from condition to condition and the diagnosis.
Scott Sang In Lee
Yes, and acupuncture is great for all kinds of pain including knee pain with great success. Knee pain is one of the top things that I treat. It will take several sessions. Unfortunately, I do not do magic. Acupuncture is a healing process.
I cannot know exactly where your practitioner would put the needles in your particular case, but generally some may be local i.e. at or around the knee. Other needles might be placed on arms or legs or ear depending on your practiomer's diagnosis and treatment style.
Be sure to go to a Licensed Acupuncturist, (L.Ac.) not a Chiro or PT.because you want someone properly trained.
Where the needles will go depends largely on the type of acupuncturist you see. Some will insert needles in or around the painful knee and others may treat the pain by putting needles elsewhere on the body - typically the opposite elbow.