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Comment & Response
February 10, 2015

Treating Chronic Knee Pain With Acupuncture

Author Affiliations
  • 1School of Chinese Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
JAMA. 2015;313(6):627-628. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.18516

To the Editor We have some concerns about the conclusion and the design of the randomized clinical trial of acupuncture for chronic knee pain reported by Dr Hinman and colleagues.1 The authors concluded that their findings did not support acupuncture for chronic knee pain because neither needle acupuncture nor laser acupuncture was better than sham laser at 12 weeks and at a 1-year follow-up.

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