Complementary Health Approaches

Frequently Asked Questions

20. Are any complementary approaches helpful for osteoarthritis symptoms?

Tai chi—a traditional Chinese meditative movement practice—may be helpful for managing osteoarthritis of the knee. Guidelines issued by the American College of Rheumatology conditionally recommend tai chi, along with other non-drug approaches, for this condition. There’s also evidence that acupuncture can be helpful for osteoarthritis symptoms.

Learn about treatments for osteoarthritis.