What problems are commonly treated with medical acupuncture?
Medical Acupuncture essentially influences three areas:
Promotion of health and well-being
Prevention of illness
Treatment of various medical conditions
The World Health Organization has recognized the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems. In fact, following almost 2 decades of review and analysis of published controlled clinical trials of acupuncture (up until early 1999) the World Health Organization published information regarding many diseases and disorders that have been shown to be successfully treated by acupuncture.
While Medical Acupuncture is often associated with pain control, it has much broader applications. It can be effective as the only treatment, or as a support or adjunct to traditional treatment of medical and surgical disorders.
Although this is not an exhaustive list of all conditions in which acupuncture treatment can be beneficial, a sample of commonly treated conditions include:
Musculoskeletal injuries / disorders: acute sprains and sports injuries, neck and low back pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, tendinitis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia