The NIH Consensus Panel on Acupuncture cited clear evidence that acupuncture can treat effectively postoperative and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, hyperemesis gravidarum, and pain from dental procedures. This committee also concluded that acupuncture may be a useful adjunctive therapy for addictions, stroke rehabilitation, headache, menstrual cramps, fibromyalgia, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and asthma.
- NIH consensus conference: Acupuncture. JAMA 280:1518-1524, 1998
- Cherkin DC, Eisenberg DM, Sherman KJ, et al: Randomized trial comparing traditional Chinese medical acupuncture, therapeutic massage, and self-care education for chronic low back pain. Arch Intern Med 161:1081-1088, 2001