Acupuncture and TCM Continue to Gain Global Acceptance

The use of acupuncture and all TCM methods have continued to gain global acceptance as a viable and effective treatment method. Grande Prairie Acupuncture & Acupressure Clinic is pleased to present the following interesting points to support the use of TCM.


Evidence Based Support of TCM Methods

The 1997 National Institutes of Health Consensus conference on acupuncture stated:


“The data in support of acupuncture is as strong as those for many accepted Western medical therapies.”


It also recognized the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of several diseases and stated that, “One of the advantages of acupuncture is that the incidences of adverse effects are substantially lower than that of many drugs or other accepted medical procedures used for the same conditions.”


Acupuncture has been cited by the World Health Organization (WHO) to treat over 43 conditions including:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Back pain
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Colds and flu
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Gynecological disorders
  • Headache
  • Heart problems
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Pre-menstrual syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Stress
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