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The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that acupuncture is an effective form of treatment for 28 conditions, including the following: [1]

  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
  • Biliary colic
  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
  • Dysentery, acute bacillary
  • Dysmenorrhoea, primary
  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
  • Headache
  • Hypertension, essential
  • Hypotension, primary
  • Induction of labor
  • Knee pain
  • Leukopenia
  • Low back pain
  • Malposition of fetus, correction of
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
  • Periarthritis of shoulder
  • Postoperative pain
  • Renal colic
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprain
  • Stroke
  • Tennis elbow
    [1]"World Health Organization: Acupuncture Proven Effective for" List

Archives of Internal Medicine

Access one one of the largest studies to date on acupuncture and chronic pain — a meta-analysis of 29 well-conducted studies involving nearly 18,000 patients and published in October 2012 in the Archives of Internal Medicine — found that acupuncture is effective for treating chronic pain and therefore is a reasonable referral option. 

NBC NATIONAL NEWS COVERAGE OF ACUPUNCTURE

NBC's national news coverage of acupuncture as an alternative to medications can be viewed by clicking here.  The coverage is aimed at curbing and/or eliminating the recent rise in opioid use and abuse.  The benefits of acupuncture were recently covered and narrated by Dr. John Torres and Lester Holt. 

Access the study referenced in the news coverage by clicking here.

Acupuncture Helping Breast Cancer Patients

Experts say more than 60 percent of women with early stage breast cancer suffer from hot flashes, joint and muscle pain and depression caused by their treatment.  Read more.


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