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World Health Organization: Diseases and disorders that can be treated with acupuncture

by Sara Putman, LAc, LMT - Acupuncturist | Charleston, SC

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1. Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved-through controlled trials-to be an effective treatment:

Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
Allergic rhinitis
Biliary colic
Depression
Dysentery
Dysmenorrhoea
Epigastralgia
Facial pain
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
Periarthritis of shoulder
Postoperative pain
Renal colic
Rheumatoid arthritis
Sciatica
Sprain
Stroke
Tennis elbow

Reference: http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/en/d/Js4926e/5.html