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How Acupuncture May Help Relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

HealthCentral discusses how acupuncture may help relieve rheumatoid arthritis pain according to experts including Stephanie Cheng, MD, anesthesiologist at HSS.

Dr. Cheng explained, “Thinking of this in terms of qi, everything is flowing within the body. So if you put a needle in, even if it’s far from the site that’s hurting, it can help with everything. For example, back pain can be treated with a point in the back of the knee.”

By improving overall wellness, “acupuncture is really just enhancing your body’s ability to heal,” she said.

Dr. Cheng recommended trying six to eight treatments to determine a difference in the body.

Read the full article at HealthCentral.com.