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Benefits of Acupuncture Care

Acupuncture has been used for over 2,500 years all over the world. Acupuncture and oriental medicine have been found for years to provide relief and correct a gamut of health problems. Because it is so safe and effective, extensive studies have been performed to evaluate its efficacy.

The NIH Consensus Statement on Acupuncture:

In 1997, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) published a Consensus Statement on the use and effectiveness of acupuncture for a variety of conditions. They found that “promising results have emerged” and that the following conditions might benefit from acupuncture treatment:

  • Adult post-operative and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting
  • Post-operative dental pain
  • Addiction
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Headache
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Tennis elbow
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Low back pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Asthma

View the full consensus: http://consensus.nih.gov/1997/1997acupuncture107html.htm

World Health Organization:

The World Health Organization (WHO) also reviewed and analyzed controlled clinical trials of acupuncture that studied the efficacy of acupuncture treatment for a variety of conditions. The following conditions were found to benefit from acupuncture treatment, taken directly from the full article:

Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved – through controlled trials – to be an effective treatment: 
  • Allergies / hay fever
  • Depression
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure
  • Low blood pressure
  • Pain
  • Morning sickness
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Sciatica
  • Sprains
  • Stroke

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Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed:
  • Acne
  • Asthma
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Earache
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Obesity
  • Addiction
  • Osteoarthritis / DJD
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Radicular pain syndrome
  • Raynaud's syndrome
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Ulcerative colitis

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View full article: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2002/9241545437.pdf

 

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