• The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) list of conditions treatable with acupuncture:

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    *Below is an abbreviated list of conditions the W.H.O. has stated acupuncture is proven to improve:

    We provide a more detailed, evidence-based list of conditions that acupuncture improves by world health officials here.

    • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
    • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
    • Biliary colicDepression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
    • Dysentery, acute bacillary
    • Dysmenorrhoea, primary
    • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
    • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
    • Headache
    • Hypertension, essential
    • Hypotension, primary
    • Induction of labour
    • Knee pain
    • Leukopenia
    • Low back pain
    • Malposition of fetus, correction of
    • Morning sickness
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Neck pain
    • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
    • Periarthritis of shoulder
    • Postoperative pain
    • Renal colic
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • SciaticaSprainStroke
    • Tennis elbow

    Source: World Health Organization, 2003