Most people think of acupuncture for pain relief, often as a last resort treatment. Acupuncture proves effective at treating all kinds of pain, but it can treat so much more!
The World Health Organization, or WHO, recognizes acupuncture as an effective treatment for 28 conditions including adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy, allergic rhinitis, depression, dysmenorrhea, epigastric pain, facial pain, headache, hypertension, hypotension, knee pain, leukopenia, low back pain, morning sickness, nausea and vomiting, neck pain, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica, and stroke. WHO acknowledges the effectiveness of acupuncture in these conditions after thorough evaluation of numerous controlled trials. WHO recognized the benefit of acupuncture in over 63 other conditions but requires additional clinical trials to be conducted to prove the effectiveness of treatment.
Remember acupuncture for your aches and pains, but keep in mind the wide variety of ways acupuncture can help you with your overall health! If you have questions about the use of acupuncture for your health concerns, please contact us or an acupuncturist near you.