Although acupuncture first gained acceptance in this country for pain relief, its scope of effectiveness for centuries has been much broader and comprehensive. The World Heath Organization recognizes the ability of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine to treat over 43 common disorders including:
Gastrointestinal Disorders, including UTI
Sexual dysfunction, including painful menstruation, infertility, PMS
Emotional and Psychological Disorders, including depression, and anxiety
Addictions, such as alcohol, nicotine and drugs
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders
* Note: Acupuncture is often effective therapy for other chronic and painful debilitating disorders which have no clear explanation or origin.