Conditions Treated

The World Health Organization has reported that acupuncture is an effective treatment for therapeutic purposes. It recommends acupuncture for the following conditions that have been proven through controlled trials. This list is not meant to be all inclusive, but it does offer a view of the variety of conditions that have been treated successfully with acupuncture.

 

Cardiovascular Disorders

Essential hypertension

 

Neurological Disorders

Cervicobrachial syndrome

Disc problems

Facial palsy (early stage, within three to six months)

Headache and migraine

Intercostal neuralgia

Meniere's Disease

Neurogenic bladder dysfunction

Nocturnal enuresis

Paresis following stroke

Peripheral neuropathies

Trigeminal neuralgia

 

Musculo-skeletal Disorders

Arthritis

Fibromyalgia

"Frozen shoulder"

"Tennis elbow"

Localized traumatic injuries, sprains, strains, tendonitis, contractures

Low back pain

Muscle pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness

Osteoarthritis

Sciatica

Work and sports related injuries

 

Respiratory System Disorders

Acute bronchitis

Acute rhinitis

Acute sinusitis

Acute tonsillitis

Bronchial asthma

Common cold

 

Disorders of the Eye, Ear, Nose & Mouth

Acute and chronic pharyngitis

Acute conjunctivitis

Cataract (without complications)

Central retinitis

Gingivitis

Myopia (in children)

Toothaches, post extraction pain

 

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Acute and chronic colitis

Acute and chronic gastritis

Acute bacillary dysentery

Acute duodenal ulcer (without complication)

Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)

Constipation

Gastric hyperacidity

Gastroptosis

Diarrhea

Hiccough

Irritable bowel and colitis

Paralytic ileus

Spasms of esophagus and cardia

 

Gynecological Disorders

Benign amenorrhea

Benign irregular menstruation

Dysmenorrhea

Infertility (Not W.H.O. recognized. Clinical experience proves effective.)

Menopause syndrome

PMS

 

Psychological Disorders

Anxiety

Depression

Hypersomnia

Insomnia

OCD

PTSD

Somatization disorder

 

Other Disorders

Appetite suppression

Withdrawal from street and pharmacological drugs