Acupuncture has very strong evidence of efficacy in osteoarthritis of the knee.
Chinese Medicine always takes an individualised approach to treatment. It has an elaborate system of diagnostic analysis that adapts to the specific symptoms and body signs that any one person presents. The full range of Chinese Medicine skills including acupuncture, acupressure and Chinese herbal medicine offer a reputable treatment option for the management of knee pain.
Damian Carey, our Doctor of Chinese Medicine, has decades of experience treating patients with knee pain.
Knee Osteoarthritis: Level One - Evidence of Positive Effect This level of evidence demonstrates consistent, statistically significant, positive effect.
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