Acupuncture corrects imbalances in the body’s functional energetic systems through the stimulation of specific acupuncture points by ultra-thin sterile stainless steel needles. Biochemical and neurological research has shown that acupuncture works by signaling specific control centers of the brain to release chemical signals to reduce pain and inflammation in the affected part of the body.
In an official report, Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, the WHO has listed the following symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture:
Recognized by the World Health Organization
Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel, Back Pain, Knee Pain, Sciatica, Foot Pain, Sports Injuries, Lumbago, Dental Pain, Post-Operative Healing
Asthma, Cough, Sore Throat, Common Cold, Hay Fever, Allergies, Gastrointestinal Disorders Constipation, Diarrhea, Acid Reflux, Nausea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Stomach Pain, Gallstones, Poor Digestion, Cardiovascular DisordersHigh Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Shortness of Breath, Genito-Urinary Dysfunction, Urinary Tract Infection, Incontinence, Prostatitis, Kidney Stones,
Acne, Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Roseacea, Eczema, Fungus
Headache, Insomnia, Coma, Stroke, Bell’s Palsy, Hyperthyroidism, Epilepsy, Neuralgia, Herpes Zoster
Fertility, (Male/Female), Menstrual Pain, PMS, Malposition of Fetus, Menopause, Amenorrhea, Cysts, Pregnancy, Labor Induction, Lactation issues
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Weight Loss, Chronic Fatigue, Facial Rejuvenation, Addiction Control, Earache, Longevity, Mental Health, Stress
Endorsed by the National Institute of Health (NIH)
The National Institute of Health created the Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in 1992. In November of 1997, the NIH convened a panel of 12 distinguished physicians and scientists to review the history, licensing, practice, and current status of clinical research on the effectiveness of acupuncture.
The result was the first formal endorsement of acupuncture by the NIH, stating, “There is sufficient evidence of acupuncture’s value to expand its use into conventional medicine and to encourage further studies of its physiology and clinical value.” The panel urged health professionals to consider integrating the use of acupuncture with conventional medicine after a thorough medical evaluation.