Conditions Treated

Conditions Treated by Acupuncture

Acupuncture is safe and effective for treating a wide variety of imbalances. This is an abbreviated list of conditions for which the World Health Organization (WHO) considers acupuncture appropriate treatment.

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.

Fertility: Infertility, impotence, morning sickness, induction of labor, difficult labor, and postpartum treatments. Please see the page on this site devoted to fertility.

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.

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