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Conditions Treated | WHO

The World Health Organization has shown acupuncture to be an effective treatment for these diseases, symptoms or conditions (proven-through controlled trials):

Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
Breech baby correction
Dental pain
Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
Facial pain
Gallstones
Headache
High and low blood pressure
Induction of labor
Knee pain
Leukopenia (low immune cells)
Low back pain
Menstrual pain
Morning sickness
Nausea and vomiting
Neck pain
Periarthritis of shoulder
Postoperative pain
Kidney stones
Rheumatoid arthritis
Sciatica
Sprain
Stroke
Stomach ulcer or inflammation
TMJ (temporomandibular dysfunction)
Tennis elbow

Acupuncture has been shown to have therapeutic effect for these diseases, symptoms or conditions (but further proof is needed):

Acne vulgaris
Alcohol dependence and detoxification
Arthritis—gouty and osteo
Bell’s palsy
Bronchial asthma
Cancer pain
Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent
Earache
Female infertility
Fibromyalgia and fasciitis
Herpes zoster
High cholesterol
Insomnia
Labor pain
Lactation, deficiency
Male sexual dysfunction
Obesity
Polycystic ovary syndrome
Postoperative convalescence
Premenstrual syndrome PMS
Raynaud syndrome
Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection
Sore throat (including tonsillitis)
Spine pain, acute
Stiff neck
Tobacco dependence
Ulcerative colitis, chronic