Acupuncture treats a wide variety of health issues. In 2003, the World Health Organisation made a report specifically on acupuncture and recommended acupuncture for more than 20 health problems. As any acupuncturist can tell you, acupuncture treats a much wider variety of health issues. Patients consult the most frequently for pain (back, shoulder, elbow, knee, tendinitis, carpel tunnel syndrome, etc.), stress, anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems (swelling, cramps, slow digestion, diarrhea, constipation, etc.), menopause, loss of memory, and tiredness.