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Acupuncture

Research Spotlight

The databases often return HUNDREDS of medical studies for a single therapy/approach. So this section "spotlights" just five - providing a taste of the research available. They were not selected because they are "best," but to provide an introduction to the more extensive research you'll uncover at the 4 databases.

  • Reviewing 11 trials with 2300+ participants, Technische Universitaet Muenchen (Germany) confirms that acupuncture could be a valuable tool in patients with frequent or chronic tension-type headaches.
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  • A University Clinic, Danderyds Hospitals (Sweden) review concludes that acupuncture helps with insomnia, cognitive dysfunction and pain.
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  • Numerous Cochrane Reviews confirm that acupuncture is effective in treating pain from migraine, neck disorders, tension headaches and osteoarthritis pain.
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  • In an overview of the research, some, but limited evidence, suggests acupuncture improves the success rate of in vitro fertilization (IVF).
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  • Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine‚Äôs review of 3 randomized controlled trials, show some, but limited, evidence exists for acupuncture as an effective treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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