What is Acupunture?

Can My Condition Be Treated With Acupuncture?
According to the World Health Organization the following are diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved-through controlled trials-to be an effective treatment:
Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
 Biliary colic
Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
 Dysentery, acute bacillary 
Dysmenorrhoea, primary Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm) 
Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders) 
Hypertension, essential
Hypotension, primary 
Induction of labour,
 Knee pain, 
, Low back pain, 
Malposition of fetus, correction of
 Morning sickness, 
Nausea and vomiting, 
Neck pain
, Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction), 
Periarthritis of shoulder
, Postoperative pain, 
Renal colic
, Rheumatoid arthritis, 
Stroke, and 
Tennis elbow.

Additionally, the WHO has found that the following conditions also improve with acupuncture therapy:

Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm), 
Acne vulgaris, 
Alcohol dependence and detoxification, 
Bell’s palsy, 
Bronchial asthma, 
Cancer pain, 
Cardiac neurosis
, Cholecystitis chronic, with acute exacerbation, 
, Competition stress syndrome, 
Craniocerebral injury, closed 
Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent
, Earache, 
Epidemic haemorrhagic fever
, Epistaxis, simple (without generalized or local disease), 
Eye pain due to subconjunctival injection, 
Female infertility, 
Facial spasm, 
Female urethral syndrome, 
Fibromyalgia and fasciitis, 
Gastrokinetic disturbance, 
Gouty arthritis, 
Hepatitis B virus carrier status, 
Herpes zoster (human (alpha) herpesvirus 3, 
Insomnia, Labour pain, 
Lactation, deficiency, 
Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic, 
Ménière disease
, Neuralgia, post-herpetic, 
Neurodermatitis, Obesity, 
Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence, 
Pain due to endoscopic examination, 
Pain in thromboangiitis obliterans, 
Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein-Leventhal syndrome), 
Postextubation in children, 
Postoperative convalescence, 
Premenstrual syndrome, 
Prostatitis, chronic 
Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome, 
Raynaud syndrome, primary
 Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection, 
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy, 
Retention of urine, traumatic 
, Sialism, drug-induced, 
Sjögren syndrome, Sore throat (including tonsillitis), 
Spine pain, acute
 Stiff neck
, Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
, Tietze syndrome, Tobacco dependence
, Tourette syndrome, 
Ulcerative colitis, chronic, 
Vascular dementia, 
Whooping cough (pertussis)  Other conditions improved with treatment by acupuncture are also:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
, Neuropathy, 
Crohn’s disease,