95Acupuncture is one of the most powerful pain-altering modalities in the world. It can be practiced successfully for pain relief with a variety of other Chinese medicine modalities including cupping, moxabustion, electrical stimulation and Chinese herbal medicine. Chronic pain of any type is often the most common ailment seen today in many acupuncture clinics.

Millions of Americans suffering from acute and chronic pain are beginning to seek out alternatives methods for the management of their pain. Acupuncture being on the top of the list, not only can reduce their pain can also help lessen their dependency on dangerous and cautioned prescription drugs.

Acupuncture has excellent success treating, but not limited too, the following pain-related conditions:  

Musculoskeletal: Osteoarhtritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, MS Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel, Back Pain, Knee Pain, Sciatica, Face Pain, TMJ Pain, Eye Pain, Foot Pain, and Sporting and Motor Vehicle Injuries 

Neurological/Nervous System: Headaches, Migraines, Bell’s Palsy pain, Neuralgia Epilepsy, Trigeminal Neuralgia 

Gynecological: Menstrual Pain, PMS, Menopause, Pregnancy

Respiratory: Sore Throat, Ear Pain

Gastrointestinal: Constipation, Diarrhea, Acid Reflux, Nausea, Stomach Pain

Cancer Survivorship:  Cancer pain, Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy 

Additionally, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported the following diseases, symptoms or conditions in which acupuncture has been proven—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) • Headache • Hypertension, essential • Hypotension, primary • Induction of labour • Knee pain • Leukopenia • Low back pain • Malposition of fetus, correction of • Morning sickness • Nausea and vomiting • Morning sickness • Neck pain • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction) • Periarthritis of shoulder • Postoperative pain • Renal colic • Rheumatoid arthritis • Sciatica • Sprain • Stroke • Tennis elbow • Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed: • Abdominal pain • Acne vulgaris • Alcohol dependence and detoxification • Bell’s palsy • Bronchial asthma • Cancer pain • Cardiac neurosis • Cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation • Cholelithiasis • Competition stress syndrome • Craniocerebral injury, closed • Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent • Earache • Epidemic hemorrhagic 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) herpes virus 3) • Hyperlipaemia • Hypo-ovarianism • Insomnia • Labor pain • Lactation, deficiency • Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic • Ménière disease • Neuralgia, post-herpetic • Neurodermatitis • Obesity • Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence • Osteoarthritis • Pain due to endoscopic examination • Pain in thromboangiitis obliterans • Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein-Leventhal syndrome) • Postextubation in children • Postoperative convalescence • Premenstrual syndrome • Prostatitis, chronic • Pruritus • Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome • Raynaud syndrome, primary • Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy • Retention of urine, traumatic • Schizophrenia • 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 • Urolithiasis • Vascular dementia • Whooping cough (pertussis) Back to top