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Recommendations for acupuncture from guidelines
Management of Chronic pain:Sign136:ScotlandChronic neck and low back pain; Knee osteoarthritis. Healthcare improvement Scotland
NICE guidelineCG150Prophylactic Tension Type Headache. CG150.UK
oncoline; nausea and vomitingNausea and vomiting. Oncoline. Palliatieve zorg. The Netherlands.( In Dutch)
Guideline facial pain(dutch)Temporomandibular dysfunctional pain (TMD). Recommendation Acupuncture Dutch Guideline Facial Pain.(In Dutch)
Clinical guidelines annals.orgChronic and subacute low back pain. American Pain Society. 2007
Dak.deLow back pain and knee arthrosis
american academy of otolaryngalogyAllergic Rhinitis. indicated as option
Tuscany Italy guideline AcupunctureOverall recommendations for several conditions specified at page 100
Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Guideline AcupunctureMigraine, Tension type headache and Low back pain
Royal collega of Obstetricians and gyanecologistsNausea and vomiting in pregnancy
Agency for effective Health Care USAcute and chronic low back pain
American college of physiciansAcute, subacute and chronic low back pain.

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  Recommendations according the Cochrane database  
Recommended forDate of publication
Alzheimer (published on Pubmed) reviewJun, 2015
EndometriosisSept, 2011
Low back painFebr,2011
Menopausal hot flushesJuly 2013
MigraineJune, 2016
Pelvic pain August 2013
Short term effects smoking cessationJanuary, 2014
Shoulder painOkt, 2008
Tennis elbowFebr,2013
Tension type headacheApril, 2016
Postoperative nausea and vomitingNov, 2015
Cochrane database further research recommendations
Further research necessaryDate of publication
Functional dyspepsiaOkt,2014
SchizophreniaOkt, 2014
Mumps in childrenJan, 2014
Stress urinary incontinenceJuly, 2013
Cancer-related painJune,2012
InsomniaSept, 2012
DysmenorheaFebr, 2012
Uterine FibroidsJan, 2012
Irritable bowel syndromeMay, 2012
Pain releive during labourAug, 2011
Polycystic ovarian syndromeAug, 2011
Bell´s palsyAug, 2010
ADHDApril, 2011
DepressionJan, 2010
Chronic asthmaJuly, 2009
WHO report 2002 Acupuncture; review and analysis of reports on controlled clinical trials  
Recommendations on base of WHO report 2002 
1. Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved—through controlled trials—to be an effective treatment:Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
Biliary colic
Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
Dysentery, acute bacillary
Dysmenorrhoea, primary
Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
Hypertension, essential
Hypotension, primary
Induction of labour
Knee pain
Low back pain
Malposition of fetus, correction of
Morning sickness
Nausea and vomiting
Neck pain
Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
Periarthritis of shoulder
Postoperative pain
Renal colic
Rheumatoid arthritis
Tennis elbow
2. Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed:Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)
Acne vulgaris
Alcohol dependence and detoxification
Bell’s palsy
Bronchial asthma
Cancer pain
Cardiac neurosis
Cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation
Competition stress syndrome
Craniocerebral injury, closed
Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent
Epidemic haemorrhagic fever
Epistaxis, simple (without generalized or local disease)
Eye pain due to subconjunctival injection
Female infertility
Facial spasm
Female urethral syndrome
Fibromyalgia and fasciitis
Gastrokinetic disturbance
Gouty arthritis
Hepatitis B virus carrier status
Herpes zoster (human (alpha) herpesvirus 3)
Labour pain
Lactation, deficiency
Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic
Ménière disease
Neuralgia, post-herpetic
Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence
Pain due to endoscopic examination
Pain in thromboangiitis obliterans
Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein–Leventhal syndrome)
Postextubation in children
Postoperative convalescence
Premenstrual syndrome
Prostatitis, chronic
Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome
Raynaud syndrome, primary
Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Retention of urine, traumatic
Sialism, drug-induced
Sjögren syndrome
Sore throat (including tonsillitis)
Spine pain,acute
Stiff neck
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
Tietze syndrome
Tobacco dependence
Tourette syndrome
Ulcerative colitis, chronic
Vascular dementia
Whooping cough (pertussis)
3. Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which there are only individual controlled trials reporting some therapeutic effects, but for which acupuncture is worth trying because treatment by conventional and other therapies is difficult:Chloasma
Choroidopathy, central serous
Colour blindness
Irritable colon syndrome
Neuropathic bladder in spinal cord injury
Pulmonary heart disease, chronic
Small airway obstruction
4. Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture may be tried provided the practitioner has special modern medical knowledge and adequate monitoring equipment:Breathlessness in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Convulsions in infants
Coronary heart disease (angina pectoris)
Diarrhoea in infants and young children
Encephalitis, viral, in children, late stage
Paralysis, progressive bulbar and pseudobulbar