Acupuncture is one part of the spectrum of treatments of Chinese Medicine. It is one of the most ancient systems of treatment known to mankind.
Acupuncture is a holistic therapy, meaning that it treats a patient’s body, mind and emotions, it deals with the root of what is causing the illness (signs and symptoms).
In fact, in 2003, The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a report about clinical trials researching the effectiveness of acupuncture and although it did not cover every illness that acupuncture can treat, it did list some conditions that acupuncture has been proved to treat effectively and others where there are only individual controlled trials reporting some therapeutic effects, but for which acupuncture is worth trying because treatment by conventional and other therapies is difficult.
Have a look on the list here: https://www.evidencebasedacupuncture.org/who-official-position/
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