Research, Review Papers and Fact Sheets

Every person is utterly unique so there's no simple answer to the question 'Could acupuncture help you?'. However, if you're wondering whether to try acupuncture, then the following links might help you make an informed choice.


In 2003 the World Health Organisation (WHO) published a document called 'Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials'. You can read all of it here. For the WHO's summary of the 'diseases that can be treated with acupuncture' simply scroll forward to Section 3, page 22


British Acupuncture Council Research Papers 

 Allergic Rhinitis
 Arrhythmias & Heart Failure

Back Pain

 Bells Palsy
 CCancer Care
 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME)
 Chronic Pain
 Colds & Flu      
 Coronary Heart Disease

 E Eczema & Psoriasis
 F Facial Pain
  Fertility - Female
  Fertility - Male
  Frozen Shoulder
 G Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders
 H Headache
  HIV Infection
 I Infertility
  Irritable Bowel Syndrome
 K Kidney Stone
 M Menopausal Symptoms
  Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
 O Obesity      
 P Palliative Care
  Parkinson's Disease
  Post-operative Pain
  Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  Premenstrual Syndrome
 R Raynaud's   
  Rheumatoid Arthritis
 S Sciatica
  Sports Injuries
  Substance Mis-use
 T Tennis Elbow
  Thyroid Disease
  Type 2 Diabetes
 U Urinary Incontinence
 V Vertigo