Treatable Conditions

What Conditions Does Acupuncture Treat?

In an official report, Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, the World Health Organization lists the following symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture:

Pain/Musculoskeletal

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Stiff neck
  • Headache
  • Polio
  • Sprains
  • Temporomandibular dysfunction (TMJ)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Dental pain

Neurological

  • Neuralgia
  • Sciatica
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Stroke

Dermatological

  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Herpes Simplex

Genito – Urinary – Reproductive

  • Infertility
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Vaginitis
  • Irregular period
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Labor induction
  • Morning sickness

Mental – Emotional

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Insomnia

Eyes – Ears – Nose – Throat

  • Hay fever and other allergies
  • Earache
  • Sinus infection
  • Dizziness
  • Sore throat
  • Tinnitus

Digestive

  • Indigestion
  • Ulcers, Colitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Nausea and vomiting

Internal

  • Asthma
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Leucopenia (low white blood cell count)
  • Adverse reactions to radiation and chemotherapy

Infection

  • Colds
  • Flu
  • Bronchitis
  • Hepatitis
  • Acute bacterial dysentery

This is not an all inclusive list of the conditions that acupuncture can treat.  

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