Reason #2 Does it Really Work?

During my 15 years working in the field of acupuncture, I have repeatedly seen acupuncture work and I can answer with a most definite “Yes!!” But don’t take my word for it. Continue reading to find out the opinions of some of our leading medical organizations.

 In 2003, The World Health Organization released an 87-page document titled Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials. This review specifically listed 28 diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proven through controlled trials to be an effective treatment. Nearly 100 more conditions were reported by controlled trials to have some therapeutic benefits. Additionally, The American Medical Association Journal of Internal Medicine (JAMA) concluded that acupuncture is effective for reducing chronic pain with few side effects.

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

1.   Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy 15.  Low back pain
2.     Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever) 16.  Malposition of fetus, correction of
3.     Biliary colic 17.  Morning sickness
4.     Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke) 18.  Nausea and vomiting
5.     Dysentery, acute bacillary 19.  Neck pain
6.     Dysmenorrhoea, (painful menstruation) 20.  Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
7.     Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm) 21.  Periarthritis of shoulder
8.     Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders) 22.  Postoperative pain
9.     Headache 23.  Renal colic
10.  Hypertension, essential 24.  Rheumatoid arthritis
11.  Hypotension, primary 25.  Sciatica
12.  Induction of labour 26.  Sprain
13.  Knee pain 27.  Stroke
14.  Leukopenia

28.  Tennis elbow

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