Acupuncture treats a wide variety of diseases, pain and stress-related conditions. One of the most popular uses of acupuncture is to reduce chronic pain throughout the body in a natural way, without the need for medications that can cause unwanted side effects. Acupuncture is used for much more than pain relief, though. Modern empirical research has proven acupuncture effective for a wide variety of symptoms and conditions. The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed over 200 symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture. Below are some of the most common:
correction of malposition of fetus (breech presentation)
nausea and vomiting
acute and chronic gastritis
acute bacillary dysentery
Many people who come in to acupuncture for one symptom are surprised to find that other symptoms they didn't think acupuncture could treat are also relieved. One recent example is a patient who came in for back pain and was surprised to find that in addition to his back pain being relieved, his asthma also improved significantly through the course of treatment, as did his immunity against colds. This is not an uncommon occurrence in the acupuncture clinic. Acupuncture is whole person medicine, and treatments support health and well being in every system of the body.