Pain: Lower back/neck pain, sciatica, migraines and headaches in general, TMJ, rheumatoid arthritis, dental pain, and joint pain, such as knee, elbow, hip, or shoulder.
Respiratory: Colds/flu, asthma, bronchitis, sinus infections, headaches, allergies, and earaches.
Gynecological: PMS, PID, vaginitis, irregular menstruation, cramps, irregular uterine bleeding, menopausal syndrome, and urinary difficulties.
Digestive: Nausea, vomiting, ulcers, irritable bowel/colitis, hemorrhoids, diabetes, acute and chronic gastritis, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea.
Mental/Emotional: Anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia, heart palpitations, panic attacks.
In addition, acupuncture can
- safely treat side effects of radiation and/or chemotherapy
- be used as an immune support
- help with imbalances such as chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.
In their study, WHO listed another 85 conditions that have shown therapeutic effect of acupuncture that haven’t been studied yet.