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Does acupuncture work for severe arthritis?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
Acupuncture can be helpful with the pain of arthritis however it will not change the damage that has been done to the joint by the arthritic process.
Also acupuncture will not stop the natural progression of the arthritis.

In brief: Possibly
Acupuncture can be helpful with the pain of arthritis however it will not change the damage that has been done to the joint by the arthritic process.
Also acupuncture will not stop the natural progression of the arthritis.
Dr. Steven Arbit
Dr. Steven Arbit
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: No long term basis
Acupuncture may give short term hours to days of relief but it will not change the long term inflammatory aspects of rheumatoid or prevent deformities.
Other theraoy will be necessary for that kind of relief.

In brief: No long term basis
Acupuncture may give short term hours to days of relief but it will not change the long term inflammatory aspects of rheumatoid or prevent deformities.
Other theraoy will be necessary for that kind of relief.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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