The World Health Organization of the United Nations (WHO) has cited 104 different conditions that acupuncture can treat, including migraines, sinusitis, the common cold, tonsillitis, asthma, inflammation of the eyes, addictions, myopia, duodenal ulcer and other gastrointestinal disorders, trigeminal neuralgia, Meniere’s disease, tennis elbow, paralysis from stroke, speech aphasia (loss of language abilities due to brain damage), sciatica, and osteoarthritis.  Acupuncture has also been found to be effective in the treatment of a variety of rheumatoid conditions, and brings relief in 80 percent of those who suffer from arthrosis. There is also evidence to suggest that acupuncture is valuable in the treatment of environmentally-induced illness due to radiation, pesticide poisoning, environmentally toxic compounds, and air pollution.