Acupuncture is the placement of very fine needles in certain areas of the body to help stimulate the body's own healing mechanisms. Acupuncture is used for a variety of conditions including pain and stress, headaches, opioid addiction, sports and work-related injuries, menstrual pain and much more. In 2003 the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a report called “Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials.” Below you will see a list of the conditions mentioned in that report. This list is by no means inclusive of all the various conditions which have been successfully treated with acupuncture.
Kevin, I would like to let you know that you are a master acupuncturist. I had a headache for a couple of days after your treatment but since then I have not had any, which is really remarkable. I had been having headaches and migraines at least every other day for several months. After a month I am still feeling good. Thanks!
World Health Organization's List of
Conditions Treated by Acupuncture:
Headache and migraine
Facial palsy (early stage, three to six months)
Paresis following stroke
Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
Muscle pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness
Localized traumatic injuries: sprains, strains, tendonitis
Work and sports related injuries
Low back pain
"Frozen shoulder", "tennis elbow"
Respiratory System Disorders
Benign irregular menstruation