The role of acupuncture in knee pain treatment

Aligned Modern Health wants you to know that drugs and surgery are not your only options when it comes to knee pain treatment.

Acupuncture, the 2,000-year-old practice of inserting fine needles into specific points on the body to treat a variety of health conditions, may be the solution for you.

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Aligned Modern Health is a Chicago-based medical practice that offers alternative methods of medicine such as acupuncture to enable our patients to have more active, healthy lives. Our staff of six acupuncturists are certified in the use of acupuncture to safely relieve pain without the side effects of drugs.

Acupuncture has been proven effective in diminishing or eliminating many types of pain. There is much evidence that patients with knee problems due to trauma – a sports injury, for example – arthritis, or simple inflammation experience greater flexibility and a reduction in pain and tenderness after acupuncture.

There are several theories as to why acupuncture works:

  • Inserting needles a few millimeters stimulates the release of endorphins, which are natural pain-fighters.
  • Parts of the brain that process pain are deactivated when needles are inserted as deeply as a half-inch.
  • Free circulation of a natural energy that flows throughout the body, known as Qi, is facilitated by strategic placement of needles into the skin.

Call Aligned Modern Health today at 773-598-4387 to discuss using acupuncture as a knee pain treatment.


Aligned Modern Health pursues every avenue of relief for our patients undergoing knee pain treatment.

Acupuncture can be particularly effective when combined with a weight loss regimen and physical rehabilitation. Our specialists seek not only pain relief for our patients, but also to help them to heal and take steps to ensure knee problems don’t reoccur.

Although many patients experience improved joint function after a single treatment session, Aligned Modern Health recommends a series of treatments for long-term relief.

For a program of knee pain treatment tailored especially to your individual needs, call Aligned Modern Health today at 773-598-4387.  Schedule an appointment at the Chicago location most convenient for you – West Loop, Streeterville, Lincoln Square, Lincoln Park at Diversey, or Southport.


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