Conditions Treated

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the effectiveness of acupuncture for many common disorders including:

  1. Musculoskeletal disorders: Tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, TMJ, sciatica, low back pain, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia
  2. Ear, nose and throat disorders: toothaches, earaches, sinusitis, runny nose, laryngitis
  3. Respiratory disorders: colds & flu, bronchitis, asthma, allergies, emphysema
  4. Gastrointestinal disorders: nausea, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, ulcers, colitis
  5. Circulatory disorders: hypertension, arteriosclerosis, angina pectoris
  6. Urogenital disorders: cystitis, stress incontinence, neurogenic bladder, prostatitis, prostatic hypertrophy
  7. Gynecological disorders: menstrual irregularity, endometriosis, PMS, infertility, menopausal syndrome
  8. Psycho-emotional and Neurological disorders: depression, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, migraines, trigeminal neuralgia, intercostal neuralgia, post-stroke paralysis, dizziness, tinnitus

In 2003, the World Health Organization released an official report on the effectiveness of acupuncture based on data from controlled clinical trials. Please click here to see WHO’s complete list of conditions treated by acupuncture.