I believe that acupuncture is capable of having a beneficial effect upon any condition.
That said there is objective evidence to back my beliefs.
The most comprehensive independent survey into the effectiveness of acupuncture was carried out the World Health Organisation in 1996. This survey found that acupuncture was an effective treatment for 40 groups of conditions. You can find a copy of the survey Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials by clicking here.
The survey recommended that acupuncture was an effective treatment for the following conditions
Ear, nose and throat – headaches, sinusitis, tinnitus, reoccurring sore throats,ear ache
Respiratory – asthma, bronchitis, hay fever, coughs, colds, flu
Musculoskeletal – back or neck pain, arthritis, sciatica, sports injuries
Circulation – high blood pressure, angina
Gastrointestinal – nausea, vomiting, IBS, bloating, swelling, constipation, diarrhoea
Urogenital – UTI, incontinence
Reproductive – problems with conception, IVF support, morning sickness
Neurological – Neuralgia, shingles, multiple sclerosis
Women’s Health – Irregular or painful periods, premenstrual tension, menopausal symptoms
Men’s Health – Prostate problems, prostatitis, erectile dysfunction
Psychological Conditions – Stress, anxiety, panic, attacks, depression, insomnia
Acupuncture is also extremely effective in a supportive role to Western Medicine treatments including IVF, coping with the side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, managing post-operative conditions and other similar debilitating conditions.