Acupuncture works along the body's nerve and blood vessels to help promote the delivery of oxygen to internal organs in a somewhat mystical method that promotes self-healing. Studies have validated acupuncture's effectiveness, and the World Health Organization recommends acupuncture to treat 28 conditions and suggested it may have an effective therapeutic value for many more. Major medical centers that incorporate acupuncture into their wellness model include the University of California at Irvine, UCLA, and Houston's MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Among the conditions acupuncture is effective in treating:
- Joint Pain/Back Pain/Neck Pain
- Male Sexual Dysfunction
- Chemical Dependence
- The effects of Aging
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Chronic Fatigue