Joint pain can range from the occasional twinge in an elbow to agony that can leave you unable to walk. We all suffer from pain at some point. Fortunately, research into pain, including joint pain in particular, has led to a range of helpful treatments.
Treating back pain with acupuncture has a long history, dating back to ancient China. This technique of using needles to promote healing and to relieve pain is considered mysticism and pseudoscience in some circles, but research shows it to be an effective method of treating pain, one that complements western medicine.
Joints and bones can be used to diagnose and treat illness. This is guiding principle of osteopathic medicine, a branch of medicine that has not received much focus over the years although it has been around since the nineteenth century and is recognized in the United States and sixty-five other countries around the world.