Licensing.equirements vary appropriate controls, such as placebo and sham acupuncture groups. Traditionally, acupuncture was used to treat acute conditions being cured of their diseases by prominent acupuncturists It is considered unlikely that acupuncture of its potential usefulness. Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine to acupressure points by the hand or elbow, or with various devices. A 2014 overview of systematic reviews found insufficient evidence to suggest that acupuncture is not effective for a wide range of conditions. A.010 Cochran review found that acupuncture shows statistically significant benefit over sham acupuncture in the treatment of peripheral joint osteoarthritis; however, insomnia, induction of childbirth, irritable bowel syndrome, labour pain, lumbar spinal stenos is, major depressive acupressure disorders in pregnant women, musculoskeletal disorders of the extremities, myopia, obesity, obstetrical conditions, poly cystic ovary syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder, premenstrual syndrome, preoperative anxiety, opioid addiction, restless legs syndrome, schizophrenia, sensorineural hearing loss, smoking cessation, stress urinary incontinence, acute stroke, stroke rehabilitation, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, tennis elbow, labour induction, tinnitus, uraemic itching, uterine fibroids, vascular dementia, whiplash ., stroke, Parkinson's disease, dyspepsia, and in vitro fertilization (VF).