Did you know that there is Acupuncture For Knee Pain?

Knee problems are something most people have at some point in their life. It could feel like a weakness, pain, tension or immobility. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the knee is surrounded by various channels such as:

  • Spleen - Stomach (Earth)
  • Kidney - Bladder (Water)
  • Liver - Gallbladder (Wood)


With six channels passing through the knee area, there can be a lot of overlap between problems. Pain is no exception and can involve multiple channels. Fortunately, acupuncture for knee pain can flow blood into the area & relieve pain.

Acupuncture For Knee Pain Perspective: The Cause


Stagnation and lack of free flow of nutritive & oxygenated blood to the area can cause pain around the knees. Depending on the channel(s) affected, this could also give foresight to other underlying systemic issues. 

Environmental Issues:

Any joint can be affected by environmental issues. Environmental issues are things such as temperature (cold, hot), moisture in the air (dampness), exposure to wind, and a mixture of temperature & moisture (damp heat/summer heat). All these influences can affect joints, muscles, and tendons. 

Organ / Channel Weakness:

As stated above, the knees are surrounded by various channels. The channels can be affected by environmental issues or stagnation. However, the channels can also indicate the health of the internal organs. If the tendons are too tight, this could show an imbalance within the Wood channels & organs. If the Spleen & Stomach channels are tender to touch, this could show mucous affecting the joints or a weakness in the muscles. Finally, the Kidneys are connected to the knees directly. Hence, any pain or weakness will either show the condition of the Kidneys & Water organs (Bladder) or eventually influence it. 

How Can Acupuncture For Knee Pain Help?

Acupuncture for knee pain can help in various ways. One, it can help relieve the tension in the area quickly. This is through addressing the organ/channel weakness. Second, it can help move stagnation out of the knees and bring new fresh blood and oxygen to the area. Third, it balances the external and internal environmental issues. For example, say it is cold outside. This cold is constricting blood flow to the knees. With Acupuncture, the treatment could be used to warm up the area. This releases the cold and also strengthens one's internal environment.

Book your Toronto Community Acupuncture Today

The cause of knee pain is highly unique to the individual. Acupuncture for knee pain addresses your unique imbalance. In Traditional Chinese Medicine through a professional, one can get a formal TCM diagnosis via questions, pulse & tongue to get a customized treatment. We offer two services, community acupuncture & private acupuncture to help you. Book now

Note: This is a general information article & one should go to a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) or Traditional Chinese Practitioner (TCM.P) for an individualized diagnosis of your specific condition.

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