While acupuncture is often associated with pain control, in the hands of a well-trained practitioner, it has much broader applications.
Acupuncture can be used to support other medical treatment forms in many medical and surgical disorders, or it can be effective as the only treatment.
The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems.
Medical acupuncture can influence three areas of health care:
- promotion of health and well-being
- prevention of illness
- treatment of various medical conditions