(Or the breakdown of the tissue (cartilage) that protects and cushions joints.)
Back and Neck Pain
For people who have back pain, acupuncture may help decrease pain and increase activity. Studies show that acupuncture reduced pain and disability related to back problems more than usual treatment.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
(or pressure on a nerve in the wrist that results in tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain of the fingers and hand.)
(Or inflammation in the tubes that carry air to the lungs, resulting in periodic episodes of difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness, and coughing.)
Smoking and Drug Addiction
Acupuncture can help reduce symptoms of withdrawal after a person stops taking a drug or medication he or she is addicted to.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome