Acupuncture can be used to treat almost any medical condition. Check out the links below to read up on recent research that demonstrates its effectiveness…
Allergic Rhinitis (Hay fever) – Acupuncture was found to significantly reduce nasal symptoms related to allergic rhinitis in a systematic review of over 2000 patients.
Back and Knee Pain – A review of evidence from clinical trials shows positive outcomes for managing knee and back pain with acupuncture.
Depression – Acupuncture might be effective as a monotherapy for major depressive disorder and as a means to supplement the effects of antidepressant drugs.
A randomized control trial in the UK concluded that acupuncture significantly reduced depression at 3 months when compared to usual care alone .
Diabetic Neuropathy – Treatment with acupuncture over 15 days was found to significantly reduce numbness and alterations in temperature perception in the lower extremities.
Fatigue – A total of 12 session of acupressure treatment (3 times/week) was found to decrease fatigue in hemodialysis patients.
Hypertension – Acupuncture provides lasting decrease in blood pressure.
Insomnia – Acupuncture was found to be more effective in increasing sleep quality and daytime functioning as compared to sham acupuncture and estazolam administration.
IVF – Acupuncture increases clinical pregnancy rates those undergoing in vitro fertilization.
Nausea – Treatment with acupuncture prior to spinal anesthesia was found to be as effective as an anti-emetic drug in reducing nausea and vomiting during and after caesarean section.
Neck pain – Acupuncture sessions led to significant reductions in neck pain and associated disability in in randomized, controlled study.
Psychological distress – Acupuncture was found to be effective in relieving depression, anxiety, and stress in the elderly as well as boosting immune function.
Stress – Acupuncture found to be effective in preventing stress induced release of hormones.
Thyroid health: Research has shown that acupuncture can stimulate the release of TSH, ACTH and other pituitary hormones. (Source: Thyroid Balance: Traditional and alternative methods for treating thyroid disorders. Rothefeld G., Romaine D. Adams Media Publishing Co. 2003. Page 140.)