What Medical Conditions Do Acupuncture and Herbs Treat?

Head Model of Acupuncture MeridiansOver the last three millennia, acupuncture and Chinese herbs have been used to effectively treat a wide variety of health issues. Although by no means a panacea, it has shown itself to be very helpful in a long list of problems. Interest in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine has exploded in the last twenty years resulting in a number of universities and research groups conducting reputable studies into this amazing art and science. Research is beginning to validate many of the claims of the acupuncture community and as time goes on, a great deal more information will be available as to how, and what it can treat.

Here are a few common conditions that acupuncture and herbs can treat:

  • Allergies/Asthma
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Arthritis/Joint Problems
  • Back Pain
  • Bladder/Kidney Problems
  • Constipation/Diarrhea
  • Colds/Influenza
  • Headaches
  • Post-operative Pain
  • Addiction
  • Hot Flashes and other Menopausal Symptoms
  • Chemotherapy-induced and Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting
  • Dental Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Insomnia
  • Migraines
  • Sinus Congestion

These conditions are among those commonly addressed in acupuncture practice, with evidence supporting the effectiveness of acupuncture for several pain conditions, including back or neck pain, knee pain associated with osteoarthritis, and postoperative pain.

It’s also used for a variety of other health issues, as recognized by the World Health Organization.