Acupuncture For Knee Pain
As an acupuncturist, I have treated a lot of knee pain. Acupuncture works by improving circulation and blood flow. Once your circulation is improved, your body can heal normally.
Any pain you have is caused by a lack of normal circulation. That is a Chinese medicine theory. Blocked blood flow stops healing.
When you stimulate circulation, your body can send blood into the painful area and heal it.
Inflammation and pain are your body’s way of healing. Your body is trying to heal itself and is not successful.
These are common points for acupuncture for the knee. I also like to use a far infrared heat lamp to improve circulation even more. Far infrared heat is not just heat, it penetrates into the tissue to improve healing. These lamps are very popular with acupuncturists.
You can try the other natural remedies on this site and if you are not pain free, you might try acupuncture.
These are Seirin acupuncture needles. The handles are in different colors to show how big they are. We use different sized needles on different points and different patients. For example, if you get acupuncture for your face, to iron out your wrinkles, I would use a smaller needle.
If you are a football player who has big, tight muscles, I will have to use a larger needle to be able to treat you. You will not feel the difference on your back.