2. Joint Pain
Joint pain can affect just about anyone at any age, but it’s most prevalent among the elderly and people with conditions like arthritis and osteoporosis. For these people, joint pain is an incredibly frustrating part of daily life — it literally accompanies every movement, from grasping a utensil to bending over.
As with many of the other conditions on this list, joint pain is often treated with prescription or over-the-counter medications that can bring their own unique side effects, from upset stomach to constipation. Acupuncture, however, has been shown to alleviate pain in the joints without adding its own problems through nasty side effects.