Acupuncture is increasingly being tested by conventional trials. Currently, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends acupuncture as a treatment option for lower back pain. NICE makes this recommendation on the basis of scientific evidence. Read the NICE 2009 guidelines on low back pain (PDF, 980kb).
The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) produces fact sheets to provide accurate and unbiased general information for a variety of conditions. They provide summaries of research and how acupuncture may be beneficial.
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Eczema and Psoriasis
Gastrointestinal tract disorder
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
The World Health Organisation has now published a document listing the diseases or disorders for which acupuncture therapy has been tested in controlled clinical trials. You can find the list here.