Journal Review: Short-Term Pain Relief for Patients in a Total Joint Replacement Program

"Forty-one percent of patients reported moderate/severe pain prior to receiving acupuncture, while only 15% indicated moderate/severe pain after acupuncture."

The concern around opioid addiction is pushing forward research in acupuncture. The Joint Replacement Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital was the location of a study looking to pain relief for those undergoing joint replacement surgery.