The WHO has an extensive list of researched conditions proven to be successfully treated with acupuncture. It is worth reviewing this site: http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/en/d/Js4926e/5.html
if you are interested.
There is more than one lens through which to view an illness, pain or symptom. Western medicine tends to focus on the condition; Eastern
medicine tends to focus on the overall state of the patient. See Treating Conditions and Treating
the Person for more information.