The World Health Organisation lists a wide variety of diseases or disorders for which acupuncture therapy has been tested in controlled clinical trials.

Research into acupuncture as a medical treatment has grown in the past 20 years. Over this period, there have been over 13,000 studies conducted in 60 countries, including hundreds of meta-analyses summarizing the results of thousands of human and animal studies. A wide-variety of clinical areas have been studied, including pain, cancer, pregnancy, stroke, mood disorders, sleep disorders and inflammation, to name a few. Below are evidence summaries for some conditions being researched.

Acupuncture – An Overview
Research into acupuncture as a medical treatment has grown exponentially in the past 20 years, increasing at twice the rate of research into conventional biomedicine.
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Acupuncture for Pain
Over 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain. Nearly one third of American adults experience chronic pain and almost one in five surveyed Europeans  indicated they have moderate or severe chronic pain.
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Nausea & Vomiting
Nausea and vomiting may have various causes. This article describes studies on nausea during pregnancy and also studies on chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting.
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Acupuncture for Cancer Pain
Pain in cancer patients and survivors is very common and can be caused by the cancer itself invading organs, soft tissues (nerves and blood vessels) or bones, or the treatments for cancer.
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Acupuncture and Facial Elasticity
The use of acupuncture for cosmetic purposes has gained popularity worldwide. Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture (FCA) is applied to the head, face, and neck.
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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) and Muscle Atrophy
While the facial rejuvenating effect of botulinum toxin type A (Botox) is well known and widespread. This article describes prolonged use of Botox can cause muscle atrophy (wasting of muscles).
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