Acupuncture had an extensive action against type I allergic reaction, and the curative effect of the patients receiving acupuncture was higher in the desensitization group in allergic asthma, allergic rhinitis, and chronic uticaria, (J Traditional Chinese Medicine, I C)C)3, Dec; /3(4))
A randomized, controlled trial conducted by the University of Maryland School of Medicine suggests that acupuncture can provide effective pain relief and improve function for osteoarthritis of the knee. (Annals of Internal Medicine, 2004, Dec;141(12))
Symptoms of bronchial asthma were markedly improved after acupuncture treatments, and the dosage of patients' medication was gradually reduced. (J Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1998, Mar; 18(1))
Another study suggests improvement in the quality of life for patients with clinically stable, chronic obstruction asthma when conventional care is combined with acupuncture. (J Altern Comp Med, 2003, Oct; 9(5))
Migraine patients receiving acupuncture experienced the equivalent of 22 fewer days of headaches a year, used 15% less medication, and missed 15% fewer days of work. (BMJ, 2004 Mar 27;328)
A study published in the journal Fertiliuty and Sterility (2002 April; 77(4)), found acupuncture improves pregnancy success rates by 50% in women undergoing invitro fertilization.
In the treatment of insomnia, acupuncture yields significant results with a total effective rate of 90.44%, improves the quality of sleep and overcomes complications induced by sleep medication. (J Adv Nur., 2003 Dec;23(4))
A study found that acupuncture is an effective treatment option for women experiencing nausea and other pregnancy related discomfort-without adverse side effects. (Journal of Birth, 2002)