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Evidence-Based Acupuncture Summary:

A review of systematic reviews of acupuncture treatment identified evidence for a positive effect for conditions outlined below:

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Chronic low back pain
  • A tension-type headache and chronic headaches
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Migraine prevention
  • Postoperative pain

A potential positive effect was presented for other specific conditions:

  • Acute low back pain
  • Acute stroke/stroke rehabilitation
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Labour pain
  • Lateral elbow pain
  • Menopausal hot flashes
  • Neck pain
  • Obesity
  • Plantar heel pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder pain
  • Temporomandibular pain
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