The World Health Organization recognizes the ability of acupuncture to treat over 43 common disorders including:
Addictions, such as alcohol, nicotine and drugs.
Gastrointestinal Disorders, such as food allergies, peptic ulcer, chronic diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, gastrointestinal weakness, anorexia and gastritis.
Gynecological Disorders, such as irregular, heavy, or painful menstruation, infertility in women and men, and premenstrual syndrome.
Respiratory Disorders, such as emphysema, sinusitis, asthma, allergies and bronchitis.
Disorders of the Bones, Muscles, Joints and Nervous System, such as arthritis, migraine headaches, neuralgia, insomnia, dizziness, and back, neck and shoulder pain.
Circulatory Disorders, such as hypertension, arteriosclerosis and anemia.
Emotional and Psychological Disorders, including depression and anxiety.