Science of Acupunture

What do the two top Health Organizations, NIH and WHO say about acupuncture?

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

Emotional/Behavioral Health

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

Emotional/Behavioral Health

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

Gynecological

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

Digestive

  • Epigastralgia
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Premenstrual Syndrom

Musculoskeletal

  • Chemotherapy adverse reactions

Neurological

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

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

What do the two top Health Organizations, NIH and WHO say about acupuncture?
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:

  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Post-op & Chemo Induced Vomiting & Nausea
  • Fibromyalgia
  • 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.”

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