Conditions Treated

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes Acupuncture as an effective medical treatment - stating that "the sheer weight of evidence demands that acupuncture must be taken seriously as a clinical procedure of considerable value".
The WHO lists the following symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture:


Emotional

Anxiety; Depression; Insomnia; Nervousness; Neurosis

Eye-Ear-Nose-Throat
Cataracts; Poor Vision; Toothache; Gingivitis; Tinnitus

Digestive
Abdominal Pain; Constipation; Diarrhoea; Indigestion; IBS

Gynecological
Premenstrual syndrome; Menopausal symptoms; Infertility; Endometriosis; PCOS

Miscellaneous
Addiction control; Athletic performance; Blood pressure regulation; Chronic fatigue (ME); Immune system toning; Stress reduction

Musculo-Skeletal
Arthritis; Back pain; Neck pain; Muscle pain; Muscle weakness; Muscle cramping; Sciatica

Neurological
Headaches; Migraines; Neurogenic bladder dysfunction; Parkinson's disease; Post-operative pain; Stroke

Respiratory
Asthma; Bronchitis; Common cold; Sinusitis; Smoking cessation; Tonsillitis