Some of the many conditions for which acupuncture is considered appropriate are listed by the World Health Organization of the United Nations:
Colds and flu, bronchitis, hepatitis
Hypoglycemia, asthma, high blood pressure, ulcers, colitis, indigestion, hemorrhoids, diarrhea, constipation, diabetes
Eczema, acne, herpes
Arthritis, neuralgia, sciatica, back pain, bursitis, tendonitis, stiff neck, Bell's palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, headache, stroke, cerebral palsy, polio, sprains
Anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia
Impotence, infertility, pre-menstrual syndrome, pelvic inflammatory disease, vaginitis, irregular period or cramps, morning sickness
Deafness, ringing in the ears, earaches, poor eyesight, dizziness, sinus infection, sore throat, hay fever
© 1991 by H Beinfield & E Korngold. Between Heaven and Earth, A Guide to Chinese Medicine. Ballantine, 1991.
© 1973, 1987 by C Huang. Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain. Celestial Arts, 1987.
© 1980 by Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, et. al. Essentials of Chinese Acupuncture. Foreign Languages Press, 1980.