Is Apuncture Effective?

The World Health Organization, British Medical Association and the National Institute of Health (NIH) all advocate the practice of acupuncture in health care.

Acupuncture is an effective therapy for a wide range of conditions. In 1997, the NIH published a report outlining a few conditions where the research gives especially strong support for the use of acupuncture in treatment.  The 1997 NIH Consensus Statement said:

“Promising results have emerged showing efficacy of acupuncture in”:

  • headache
  • tennis elbow
  • myofascial pain
  • osteoarthritis
  • low back pain
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • post-operative dental pain
  • addiction
  • stroke rehabilitation
  • menstrual cramps
  • fibromyalgia
  • asthma
  • post operative nausea and vomiting
  • chemotherapy nausea and vomiting

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