Acupuncture: Complementary and alternative therapy for diseases
Updated: Oct 1, 2022
Acupuncture is a form of treatment that involves inserting very thin needles through a person's skin at specific points on the body, to various depths.
The NCCIH note that it has been proven to help in cases of:
low back pain
headache and migraine
In 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) listed a number of conditions in which they say acupuncture has been proven effective.
high and low blood pressure
chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
some gastric conditions, including peptic ulcer
reducing the risk of stroke