Problems that may be helped by acupuncture


The following is a list of the problems that are most likely to be helped by acupuncture.
The list is not exhaustive but includes the conditions most commonly treated by medical acupuncturists.

Painful musculo-skeletal conditions

• Muscle pain
• Strains and sprains
Low back pain
Neck pain
Tennis elbow
• Shoulder pain
• Sports injuries
• Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
Arthritis

Female problems

Period pains
Menopausal symptoms
Infertility
Polycystic ovaries
Premenstrual symptoms

Conditions related to pregnancy

Morning sickness
Breech presentation
Dyspepsia of pregnancy
Low back and pelvic pain

Allergic conditions

Hay fever
Asthma
Urticaria
• Sinus problems and catarrh

Addictions

• Acupuncture may be used to support smoking cessation provided the smoker already has the willpower to stop
• Acupuncture is also used to treat
other addictions and to help overweight people lose weight

Other conditions

Anxiety
Headaches
Migraine
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Inflammatory bowel disease (Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease)
Cystitis
Insomnia
Stress
High blood pressure
Skin conditions
Stroke
Male infertility
Depression