Effectiveness of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems. Below is a list of disorders for which acupuncture is effective (according to the NIH):

Muscle, Bone and Nerve Pain- Sprains / Strains, Back Pain, Leg Pain, Foot Pain, Stiff Shoulders and Neck, Lumbago Sciatica, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel syndrome and Painful Joints,TMJ; Toothache, Headache and Migraines, Rheumatism; Arthritis, Facial Paralysis; Bell’s Palsy, Fibromyalgia

  • Obstetrics and gynecology - Menstrual Pain and Cramping, PMS, Menopause, Infertility, Fetal Malposition
  • Addictions- Tobacco, Narcotics, Alcohol, Weight Loss
  • Diseases of the heart and blood vessels- Angina, High blood pressure, Obesity, Drug addiction, Smoking
  • Digestive disorders- Indigestion, Stomach ulcers, Gall stones, Diarrhea, Constipation, Nausea and vomiting, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Diseases of the respiratory system- Allergies, Asthma, Bronchitis, Sinusitis
  • Diseases of the nervous system- Stroke, Neuralgia, Stress, anxiety, depression and other nervous disorders, Nerve paralysis


Click here for the 1996 report from World Health Organization: ACUPUNCTURE: REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF REPORTS ON CONTROLLED CLINICAL TRIALS