It can be said that acupuncture helps to improve the health of the patient and may even delay the progression of a serious illness (see scientific literature*).
Acupuncture can treat many diseases (see list of pathologies). For incurable diseases, this medicine is often complementary to other treatments. It can provide pain relief, improve conditions such as insomnia, increase the body's ability to reject toxic products.
*PubMed is a major search engine of all bibliographic data relating to the specialised fields of biology and medicine. It was developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), and is hosted by the National Library of U.S. Medicine of the National Institutes of Health.
**Further information about the effectiveness of acupuncture is available in the documents published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, and the results of recent clinical studies published in PubMed*.