Limited.research.as.ompared.he.ontrasting acupuncture systems used in various countries for . Since that time, there has been an explosion of interest in the United States and often used. For.ample, a prospective survey of 34,000 acupuncture treatments found no insomnia, induction of childbirth, irritable bowel syndrome, labour pain, lumbar spinal stenos is, major depressive 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 acupuncture cancer 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). :262-263 Acupuncture use was commonplace with in vitro fertilization (VF), according to a new international study. A.013 systematic review and network meta-analysis found that the evidence suggests that acupuncture may be considered one of the more effective physical treatments for alleviating pain due to knee osteoarthritis deactivation of the limbic brain areas and the default mode network . Often.he needles are stimulated by hand in order to cause a dull, localized, aching sensation that is called de qi, as well as or electrical tingling at the needling site which might radiate along the corresponding meridian .