Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing technique that treats an enormously wide range of conditions by helping to balance your body. Acupuncture is renowned for its ability to relieve pain, soothe anxiety and stress, and help alleviate many common and uncommon symptoms and illnesses.
Acupuncture is defined as "an originally Chinese practice of inserting fine needles through the skin at specific points especially to cure disease or relieve pain" - Merriam-Webster
In the early 2000's, The World Health Organization released a meta analysis of numerous clinical trials indicating various conditions shown to be treatable by acupuncture. You can download the full report here.
Shortly after, the British Acupuncture Council released a condensed version of the findings which have been listed below. You can download the full article here.
Conditions Treatable with Acupuncture.
Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
Alcohol dependence and detoxification
Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent
Dysentery, acute bacillary
Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
Induction of labor
Low back pain
Malposition of fetus, correction of (breech baby)
Male sexual dysfunction
Nausea and vomiting
Periarthritis of shoulder
Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein–Leventhal syndrome)
Sore throat (including tonsillitis)
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