The Latest Research About Acupuncture

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have become an accepted part of our system of health care. Research clearly demonstrates its value and its amazing diversity as a treatment modality. A few examples of the evidence and utilization of acupuncture follow:

National Institutes of Health Consensus Statement
Acupuncture may be useful as an adjunct treatment or an acceptable alternative or be included in a comprehensive management program for conditions including:

  • Myofascial Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Low-Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Asthma
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Chemo-Therapy Induced
  • Vomiting and Nausea

The World Health Organization
In 1979, the World Health Organization recognized acupuncture as an effective treatment for 43 health problems that included:

  • Low Back Pain
  • Rhinitis Migraine
  • Colitis
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Constipation
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Paralysis
  • Stroke

The Mind-Body Research Group at the University of South Carolina
This group has published studies providing clear evidence of the effectiveness of acupuncture testing:

  • Pain
  • Stress and Quality of life
  • Pain and Subjective Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Oral Lesions
  • Insomnia
  • Oral Cortisol

Acupuncture for migraines
Patients who used acupuncture at the start of a migraine noted reduced symptoms, required less medication and had decrease frequency of headaches during the four months of the study.
Headache 2002:42:855-861

Acupuncture benefits smoking cessation program
A study combining acupuncture with education doubled the success rate over the group that had education with a sham acupuncture treatment.
American Journal of Public Health; 2002;92:1642-1647

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