Many people have acupuncture to relieve specific aches and pains, such as
osteoarthritis of the knee, headache and low back pain, or common health problems like an overactive bladder.
Other people choose acupuncture when their body systems are out of balance, even though they have no obvious diagnosis. Some choose to have regular treatment just because they find it beneficial and relaxing. Pregnant women commonly use acupuncture for support throughout their pregnancy.
-The British Acupuncture Council