Acupuncture is a medical treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine. Thin needles are inserted into different points on the skin stimulating nerves, muscles, and connective tissue to help regulate the flow of energy and help the body come back into balance. Studies have suggested that it can ameliorate acute and chronic pain, stress and anxiety, and tobacco/substance dependence.
The World Health Organization stated that acupuncture can be helpful for:
Cataract (without complications) Myopia
Disorders of the Mouth Cavity
Sciatica, Low back pain
Acute and chronic gastritis
Acute and chronic colitis
Neurogenic bladder dysfunction