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Research

  • The World Health Organization

    Acupuncture: review and analysis of reports on controlled clinical trials 2003

    The following are some conditions acupuncture has demonstrated – through controlled trials – to be effective treating

    Miscellaneous

    • Chemotherapy adverse reactions
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Insomnia
    • Raynaud Syndrome
    • Sjogren Syndrome
    • Chronic Fatigue

    Gynecological

    • Dysmenorrhea
    • Induction of Labour
    • Morning Sickness
    • Female Urethral Syndrome
    • Premenstrual Syndrome
    • Recurrent Lower Urinary-Tract Infection

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    • Allergic Rhinitis (Including Hay Fever)
    • Tinnitus
    • Sinusitis

    Emotional/Behavioral Health

    • Depression
    • Stress Syndrome
    • Anxiety
    • Insomnia
    • Nervousness
    • Neurosis

    Digestive

    • Epigastralgia
    • Nausea/Vomiting
    • Constipation
    • Abdominal Pain

    Pain

    • Headache
    • Knee Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Neck Pain
    • TMJ Pain
    • Post Operative Pain
    • Arthritis Pain
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain
    • Osteo Arthritis Pain
    • Sciatica
    • Sprain
    • Tennis Elbow
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Cancer Pain

    Musculoskeletal

    • Chemotherapy adverse reactions

    Neurological

    • Bell’s Palsy
    • Facial Spasm
    • Meniere Disease
    • Shingles (Post-Herpetic) Neuralgia
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
    • Pruritis
  • National Institutes of Health

    Consensus Statement on Acupuncture 1997

    “Acupuncture may be useful as an adjunct treatment, an acceptable alternative, or be included in a comprehensive management program for conditions including:

    Comprehensive Management Program

    • Carpal Tunnel
    • Tennis Elbow
    • Post-op & Chemo Induced Vomiting & Nausea
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Sjogren Syndrome
    • Chronic Fatigue
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Low-Back Pain
    • Myofascial Pain
    • Asthma

      “Acupuncture has substantially lower incidence of adverse side effects than that of many drugs or other accepted medical procedures used for the same conditions”

      “Acupuncture should be integrated into standard medical practice and be covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies.”