“There is sufficient evidence of acupuncture’s value to expand its use into conventional medicine.”
– National Institute of Health, 1997 Consensus on Acupuncture


Modern research in Acupuncture

The World Health Organization has published modern research findings on the effectiveness of acupuncture for pain and many many other conditions.  

http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/pdf/s4926e/s4926e.pdf 

 

The United States Air Force physicians have begun using acupuncture to treat pain and injury on the battlefield as well as back at home for circumstances where medications and other treatments are either not available or not practical, for instance, injured pilots who need to be in full command of their faculties to fly. 

http://www.afmc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123402789 

 

And modern research continues at an increasing pace.