The World Health Organization (WHO) recognized in an official report, "Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials", that acupuncture is absolutely an effective treatment for the following symptoms, diseases and conditions:
Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever) Biliary colic Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke) Dysentery, acute bacillary Dysmenorrhoea primary Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm) Facial pain (including cranio-mandibular disorders) Headache Hypertension, essential Hypotension, primary Induction of labour Knee pain Leukopenia Low back pain Malposition of fetus, correction of Morning sickness Nausea and vomiting Neck pain Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction) Periarthritis of shoulder Postoperative pain Renal colic Rheumatoid arthritis Sciatica Sprain Stroke Tennis elbow
In the same report, the WHO also lists three other categories in which acupuncture is effective, but more trials are needed to gather the scientific proof to satisfy the medical community. To view this report click here. There is always new research emerging that further validates the the efficacy of acupuncture.