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If by acupuncture you mean Western Medical Acupuncture (WMA)or dry needling. Then I'd highly recommend. I did the course with Anthony Campbell in the UK - was good very helpful and enjoyable with support afterwards too if needed. I've been using it mainly for Planter fascitis (fantastic results)
but also have had good results for knee OA and ankle OA and general foot pain.
If you go into private practise you could make a fortune with it very cost effective - I only leave needles in for about 5 seconds and make use of perostial pecking (tapping against the bone) You defo do not need to leave needle in for a long time.
I did my dissertation on acupuncture (traditional) in knee OA and found that the results at 12weeks were promising but I found the major issue was at follow up at one year the pain levels were back to original levels but not one of the studies I looked at did acupuncture beyond 12 weeks - silly hey?
So there is a lot of research needed on why acupuncture/dry needling works - it makes no sense to me. But I have great success with it and my patients are very happy with it so much so they are all back in thongs/heels..grrr!!!
When I first tried to incorporate tx into my practise (whilst working for NHS) I met with some resistance but if you nag enough they'll likely let you do a trial and the results will prove themselves.
Below is a link of Anthony Campbells website.
Any questions just ask