Latest study at Charite University Medical Center in Berlin (Germany) suggests that acupuncture could help cut the pain of arthritis. The researchers followed 300 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. After 8 weeks the patients treated with traditional Chinese acupuncture reported significantly less pain than those without any acupuncture.

Researchers say while they did see short term benefit from the needles, they need more studies to know if acupuncture can provide long-term benefits for arthritis patients.