Acupuncture care has been studied for its effectiveness in reducing various types of chronic pain, nonspecific musculoskeletal pain, neck pain, and others. Acupuncture care may benefit a variety of conditions, which include:
Arthritis, which describes conditions that involve joint inflammation
Insomnia, a condition that involves sleep-related difficulties
Migraines, which are intense headaches that often include other symptoms
Sinus congestion or nasal stuffiness
Infertility, which describes difficulty getting pregnant
Researchers aren’t sure how acupuncture works; however, theories suggest it may help release endorphins and influence the autonomic nervous system.