6 doctors weighed in:

What are the benefits of acupuncture?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: According to World

Health Organization based on studies with controlled clinical trials, acupuncture is effective for chemotherapy adverse rxns , allergic rhinitis, depression, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, epigastralgia, facial pain, headache, hypertension, hypotension, labor induction, pain (knee, neck & back), leucopenia, fetus malposition, morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, dental pain, shoulder arthritis, postop

In brief: According to World

Health Organization based on studies with controlled clinical trials, acupuncture is effective for chemotherapy adverse rxns , allergic rhinitis, depression, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, epigastralgia, facial pain, headache, hypertension, hypotension, labor induction, pain (knee, neck & back), leucopenia, fetus malposition, morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, dental pain, shoulder arthritis, postop
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Thank
2 comments
Dr. Heidi Fowler
pain, renal colic, etc. There are a lot more conditions treated very successfully that just don't have rigorous double blind studies to back them up.
Dr. Irving Harper
you get to stick needles in people and they pay you for it
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: It really depends

On what you are using acupuncture to treat.
While the "strongest" data seems to revolve around various pain conditions and managing nausea/vomiting, it has been used to treat a myriad of conditions varying from mood/anxiety issues to smoking cessation. Otherwise it is very low risk/limited interaction; which is in itself a great benefit.

In brief: It really depends

On what you are using acupuncture to treat.
While the "strongest" data seems to revolve around various pain conditions and managing nausea/vomiting, it has been used to treat a myriad of conditions varying from mood/anxiety issues to smoking cessation. Otherwise it is very low risk/limited interaction; which is in itself a great benefit.
Dr. Stephen Southard
Dr. Stephen Southard
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