[quote]Nominal Prospect wrote:
In your opinion, what types of issues are best treated with acupuncture?[/quote]
Sorry that I haven’t been following this thread for a week or so (I have been on vacation). Well, I can tell you that in my early 30s I had a serious gut issue that some diagnosed as Chron’s disease. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs definitely saved my ass (literally). It took some time but it worked.
I tried it a couple of years ago when I had rotator cuff issues. It didn’t help (at least for me).
I sometimes have problematic sleep issues and while it does help a little bit, it definitely never has been a cure for me. Other people have had success with this though.
So, I have had spectacular success with it in one instance, a bit of success in a second case, and a complete failure in a third.
I believe the World Health Organization has a list of problems that acupuncture helps. That’s probably going to be as close as you get to an objective answer to your question. A lot of acupuncturists feel under siege, like they aren’t respected by mainstream medicine, and usually react by telling you that acupuncture and Chinese medicine can cure anything. That’s bullshit. However, it would be wrong to throw the baby out with the bath water.