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What are the diseases for which acupuncture may be used?

What are the diseases for which acupuncture may be used?
Alternative Medicine Daily Health News Acupuncture Page  
              NIH has funded many clinical research projects on acupuncture. As mentioned above in the NIH consensus statement, acupuncture could be used to relieve nausea associated with chemotherapy, anesthesia or pregnancy and lessen the pain from dental surgery. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has given a big boost to acupuncture, stating that it is safe and, proven to be effective for some conditions. Acupuncture is shown to be an effective way to treat headaches, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, low back pain and arthritis. More recent evidence suggests that out comes in hypertension and certain cardiovascular diseases can be improved by treatment with acupuncture (June 2000 workshop sponsored by the NIH on complementary and alternative medicine in cardiovascular, lung and blood research). Acupuncture also may be used for carpal tunnel syndrome, asthma and for rehabilitation following stroke, but more studies are needed to establish these facts. The World Health Organization (WHO) has taken a much less conservative approach to acupuncture, and has recognized acupuncture for more than 40 conditions, including certain digestive, respiratory, neurological, muscular, urinary, menstrual and reproductive disorders.
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