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For Baker S Cyst Which Spot On The Knee Should Be Subjected To Acupuncture?

Hello, My wife has a painful Bakers cyst behind here right knee. she has a history of osteoarthritist in both knees and fingers. She has responded quite well to bee venom therapy for the osteoarthritist when she would target the stings according to accupuncture tables or charts. She insist she does it where it hurts. Bee venom therapy has been very effective at releeving the pain and gaining back almost complete full motion after a couple treatments. The bakers cyst has only recently become painful over the course of less than a week. Last week the doctor told her it was a Bakers cyst and at the time it was not painful so nothing was done. The pain has now become unbearable and alieve does not seem to be providing any relief. She wants to try the bee venom therapy and wants to know the administration site that would correspond to accupuncture therapy. Is the administration site different for the Bursa? or is it recommended to correspond with the osteoarthritis site which is just below the inside of the knee but about two inches below the patella? any suggestion would be appreciated. As a side note I can not get her to rest the knee. she is just too active and will out work ten other normal people even thouh she is a very spry 68 years young. Where should she sting herself?
Mon, 5 Jan 2015
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1. Bee Venom Acupuncture [BVA] is a kind of herbal acupuncture but most claims have not been proved to the scientific standards of evidence-based medicine and are anecdotal in nature, thus prior to opting for this therapy you must seek opinion of Orthopedic Surgeon.

PS. Due to paucity and methodological flaws in the existing clinical studies, it is premature to draw any firm conclusions at this time. However, the effectiveness of BVA for arthritis is likely to be a promising area of future research
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For Baker S Cyst Which Spot On The Knee Should Be Subjected To Acupuncture?

** 1. Bee Venom Acupuncture [BVA] is a kind of herbal acupuncture but most claims have not been proved to the scientific standards of evidence-based medicine and are anecdotal in nature, thus prior to opting for this therapy you must seek opinion of Orthopedic Surgeon. PS. Due to paucity and methodological flaws in the existing clinical studies, it is premature to draw any firm conclusions at this time. However, the effectiveness of BVA for arthritis is likely to be a promising area of future research