what acupuncture treats
The World Health Organization and the National Institues of Health a number of conditions for which the therapeutic effects of acupuncture are considered either proven, demonstrated or anecdotal. These include, but are not limited to:
 
Respiratory conditions, including asthma, cold, flu and allergies
 
Autoimmune conditions, such as lupus, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis
 
GYN/Reproductive conditions, such as PMS, hot flashes, fibroids, infertility, menstrual problems
 
Gastrointestinal conditions
, such as indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, heartburn, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's Disease
 
Pain conditions, such as back pain, joint pain, sciatica, headaches, sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome
 
Nervous conditions, such as Bell's Palsy, tremors, tics, neuropathy
 
Other Conditions, such as sleep disorders, urinary disorders, hypertension, side effects of chemotherapy, mood imbalances, smoking cessation support, weight loss support.