Research in China shows that acupuncture improves recovery from appendix removal surgery. It helps intestinal function return to normal, helps with pain, and assists patients in getting back to normal faster.
New research concludes that acupuncture reduces pain and inflammation after knee replacement surgery. The research also finds that acupuncture improves range of motion following knee replacement surgery. Further, physical measurements of the swelling around the knee were significantly lower in the acupuncture group than in the control group.