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What conditions might acupuncture help?

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Acupuncture may be part of treatment for chronic pain, such as:

Some studies have shown it to be an effective treatment for:

More studies are needed to see how well it works for headaches, pain from shingles, facial pain, and as an aid to quit smoking.

  • Arthritis
  • Low back, neck, or muscle pain
  • Pain after surgery
  • Dental pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Nausea from chemotherapy

From: Acupuncture for Arthritis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ''An Introduction to Acupuncture.''

Arthritis Today: ''Acupuncture Gets Respect.''

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ''Rheumatoid Arthritis and Complementary and Alternative Medicine.''

The Arthritis Foundation: ''Alternative Therapies.''

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 19, 2019

SOURCES:

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ''An Introduction to Acupuncture.''

Arthritis Today: ''Acupuncture Gets Respect.''

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ''Rheumatoid Arthritis and Complementary and Alternative Medicine.''

The Arthritis Foundation: ''Alternative Therapies.''

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 19, 2019

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