Acupuncture and headaches
Acupuncture and arthritis
Numerous studies have shown that acupuncture can help alleviate the pain associated with arthritis of the knee and hip.
Acupuncture and chronic pain
A 2012 Archives of Internal Medicine research review found that “acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain and is therefore a reasonable referral option.” The study looked at back, neck and shoulder pain, osteoarthritis and headache.
Acupuncture and cancer treatment
The National Cancer Institute reports that acupuncture has been shown to stimulate the immune system and help relieve some side effects of cancer treatment, including pain and especially nausea.