Accupancture used for generations all over Europe, Asia and MidleEast .
This is unbelivably healthy treatment: knowlegable therapist inserts very thin (hair like) needles to your pressure points.
By doing so, it brings blood circulation to affected tissues, inflammed muscles. It works magic.
I had many times this done by a Dr from Asia for problems related to "women's area" before my hysteroctomy.
Remember, this treatment used not only for pain and not only for joint problems. For any health issues - because, like I sad earlier, brings blood circulation and reduces inflammation as a result.
Very important to remember couple of things: you have to have minimum of 10 sessions; if a problem more serious it could take as many as 25 sessions. To maintain situation, Dr usually recommends to have this done 2 times a year as many sessions as needed.
Very importanto make sure your Dr is very knowlegable, because good results depending on finding pressue points and work on them with a needle.
It may not hurt you, but you don't want to waist your time and money.
Good luck to you!