Acupuncture is a scientific treatment method utilized for health for three thousand years and has been gradually becoming more widespread thanks to diligent studies conducted recently by western societies.
Acupuncture is based on the principle of catalyzing the self-treatment and self-repair mechanisms of the body by stimulating the identified acupuncture points on the body through the stimuli such as needles, lasers, etc.
Acupuncture is recognized as a scientific treatment method in our country and indications and application principles are regulated by Acupuncture Regulation that is set by Ministry of Health and published in Official Gazette on May 29, 1991.
World Health Organization reserved a special issue of the monthly journal for acupuncture in December 1979 and published list of diseases which can be treated with acupuncture in light of numerous studies. The symptoms and diseases are as follows: Stress, obesity, extreme leanness, addictions (smoking, alcohol), headaches, cervical hernia, lumbar hernia, myalgia, allergic flu, allergic asthma, sinusitis, spastic colitis, chronic constipation, diarrhea, nocturnal enuresis, facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia (facial pain), intercostal neuralgia, zoster, hives, hysteria, impotence, lack of sexual drive, irregular menstrual cycles, local hair loss, gastritis, hiccups, essential hypertension, hypotension and pain in elbows, neck, shoulder and arm as well as arthritis.