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2019
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Should You Try Acupuncture to Treat Arthritis Pain?

U.S. News & World Reportwrites on the use of acupuncture to treat arthritic pain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four adults in the U.S have arthritis, with the most common type being osteoarthritis (OA).

Surgical repair such as knee replacement is often recommended to treat advanced osteoarthritis, yet there‚Äôs no therapy to reverse the cartilage loss that happens inside the knee (or other joint) with OA. 

Charis F. Meng, MD, rheumatologist at HSS, is also certified in acupuncture and uses acupuncture as a traditional treatment for OA pain. "I always make it clear it’s not a cure, because nobody’s replacing the cartilage with acupuncture or anything else for that matter in Western medicine."

Read the full article at USNews.com.