How can acupuncture help? The Acupuncture Evidence Project recently reported evidence supporting acupuncture for 117 conditions.
Conditions with strong evidence supporting acupuncture include:
Allergic rhinitis (perennial & seasonal), Knee osteoarthritis, Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (with anti-emetics), Migraine prophylaxis, Chronic lower back pain, Postoperative nausea & vomiting, Headache (tension-type and chronic) and Postoperative pain.
Conditions with moderate evidence supporting acupuncture include: Acute low back pain, Acute stroke, Anxiety, Perimenopausal & postmenopausal insomnia, Plantar heel pain, Asthma in adults, Post-stroke insomnia, Back or pelvic pain during pregnancy, Post-stroke shoulder pain, Cancer pain, Post-stroke spasticity, Cancer-related fatigue, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Constipation, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, Depression (with antidepressants), Restless leg syndrome, Hypertension (with medication), Sciatica, Insomnia, Irritable bowel syndrome, Shoulder pain, Lateral elbow pain, Stroke rehabilitation and Temporomandibular pain