Conditions Treated

The world health organization (WHO) has approved acupuncture for more than 40 medical and psychological conditions. Some of them include:

- colds & influenza
- fibromyalgia
- post-stroke syndromes
- digestive disorders
- allergies & asthma
- chronic pain
- migraines
- smoking cessation
- gynecological conditions
- depression & anxiety
- CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome)
- H.I.V.
- Hepatitis C
- insomnia
- nausea
- weight loss

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) confirms that acupuncture is a useful alternative or supplemental therapy to conventional medical treatment for stroke rehabilitation, headache, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, low-back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. The NIH adds that acupuncture may be included in comprehensive management programs for these conditions.

Through its National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the NIH continues to research additional areas in which acupuncture could be used to treat illness.