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BCM Researching Use of Non-Traditional Acupuncture

Baylor College of Medicine is researching the use of what many might consider unconventional treatment for everyday diseases. Click to Listen The study, conducted jointly with Baylor and the National Institutes of Health will focus on the effects of acupuncture on patients suffering knee pain due to osteoarthritis. Traditional acupuncture is done by inserting needles […]

Baylor College of Medicine is researching the use of what many might consider unconventional treatment for everyday diseases.

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The study, conducted jointly with Baylor and the National Institutes of Health will focus on the effects of acupuncture on patients suffering knee pain due to osteoarthritis.

Traditional acupuncture is done by inserting needles into the skin to stimulate energy flow. However, this study will also examine the effects of a non-traditional procedure known as electro-acupuncture, which transmits pulses of electric current through the needles.

The project’s principal investigator, Dr. Maria Suarez-Almazor, says that studying the different forms of acupuncture will aid in determining whether or not the treatment can be used effectively.

Baylor is looking for patients to participate in the study. To be eligible a patient must be at least 50 years old and be suffering from knee pain due to Osteoarthritis.

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