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Benefits of Acupuncture


Monday, January 13th, 2014

Research has shown benefits from acupuncture in treating osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal pain and disorders, including:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Postconcussive syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Whiplash injuries

In her discussion of acupuncture, Betty Liu, MD, highlights these and other illnesses that can be treated, as well as patient concerns and the holistic approach of alternative treatment methods.

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For more information about acupuncture, talk to your doctor or physical therapist.

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) provides physician services at theUPMC Rehabilitation Institute and numerous outpatient clinics throughout western Pennsylvania. The Department’s mission is to maximize the health, function, and well-being of the people they serve by providing the highest quality rehabilitative medical care, conducting highly relevant, cutting-edge research, and training the next generation of clinicians and researchers. Read More