In 2005, the British Medical Journal published a study showing how acupuncture can help relieve or eliminate nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy.
In 2004, a NCCAM and NIAMS study show acupuncture help relieve and improve motor function in people with osteoarthritis of the knee. Suunaas Rehabilitation Hospital in Norway, published a study showing how acupuncture helps decrease recovery time in many stroke patient. Other studies show acupuncture can help people with fibromyalgia, headache, migraines, post-operative dental pain, and hypertension.
In 2009, the US Air force began teaching physicians what they called, "Battlefield Acupuncture" and deployed trained specialist to Iraq and Afghanistan. They used acupuncture before and after surgery to help reduce the level of pain and decrease the use of pain medications after surgery.
World Health Organization stated that acupuncture is beneficial for postoperative pain, sciatica pain, carpal tunnel, nausea during pregnancy, nausea and vomiting resulting from chemotherapy, anxiety, panic disorder and insomnia, etc.