National Institute of Health and NCCAM (USA) on Acupuncture


The National Institute of Health (USA) found the following conditions to be effectively treated by acupuncture.

NIH Consenses Statement on Acupuncture November 3-5, 1997. Vol.15 No.5.

  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Dental Pain
  • Addictions
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Headache
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Asthma
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Various Musculoskeletal Pains

Below are links to search results on Pubmed, the NIH funded medical research database regarded as a high quality source of scientific data.

Systematic reviews/ reviews and meta-analysis (Published as of 10/04/14)

Randomised controlled trials (Published as of 10/04/14)

Also see the following documents published by NCCAM at the NIH for more information about acupuncture and the evidence base.

Acupuncture, and introduction (NIH) PDF

Acupuncture for pain (NIH) PDF

Traditional Chinese Medicine Overview (NIH) PDF