Although larger randomized controlled studies are needed, a systematic review and meta-analysis concluded that tai chi may be an effective method for controlling pain and improving physical function in patients with knee osteoarthritis and other conditions that cause chronic pain.
Acupuncture is being increasingly used as a treatment for the pain and physical disability associated with osteoarthritis. Some studies have shown an improvement in pain scores with the use of acupuncture in patients with osteoarthritis.
For additional information, refer to a summary of clinical practice guidelines.
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