In approved acupuncture trials carried out over the last 3 decades the World Health Organization observed, “acupuncture was proven through controlled trial to be an effective treatment” for a wide variety of conditions. It was also found that acupuncture was more effective for treating certain conditions than western medical treatments.
Download WHO Acupuncture Trials Report for the complete report published in 2002.
The following is a shortened list from that report.
1. Acupuncture has been proved-through controlled trials-to be an effective treatment.
2. Therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed.