Medical Conditions General Practice

Research into acupuncture effectiveness shows scientific evidence for a range of chronic medical conditions, for example, acupuncture is effective and a good treatment option for chronic pain, migraine, depression, and osteoarthritis.

A review of systematic reviews of acupuncture treatment identified evidence of the positive effect of acupuncture treatment for conditions including:

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

Evidence of the potential positive effects of acupuncture treatment was found for other specific medical conditions including:

  • 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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