Glucosamine of No Benefit in Knee Arthritis

Glucosamine has been touted as an alternative treatment that has potential benefits for reducing arthritic knee pain.  A new study published in the the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology studying the effects of glucosamine drinks in patients with symptomatic, mild to moderate knee arthritis showed no significant improvement in degree of pain, cartilage damage, or knee function….

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Acupuncture Shows Benefit for Chronic Pain

Acupuncture has been used to treat a wide range of conditions, including chronic pain.  In a new article from JAMA, researchers performed an individual patient data meta-analysis of acupuncture for chronic pain and found that acupuncture treatments reduced pain better than sham and placebo treatments.

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