The World Health Organization, British Medical Association and the National Institute of Health (NIH) all advocate the practice of acupuncture in health care.

Acupuncture is an effective therapy for a wide range of conditions. In 1997, the NIH published a report outlining a few conditions where the research gives especially strong support for the use of acupuncture in treatment.  The 1997 NIH Consensus Statement said:

“Promising results have emerged showing efficacy of acupuncture in”:

  • headache
  • tennis elbow
  • myofascial pain
  • osteoarthritis
  • low back pain
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • post-operative dental pain
  • addiction
  • stroke rehabilitation
  • menstrual cramps
  • fibromyalgia
  • asthma
  • post operative nausea and vomiting
  • chemotherapy nausea and vomiting

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