What health conditions can Acupuncture treat?

Though today we know this list to be more extensive, in 1979 the World Health Organization (WHO) published the following list of common conditions proven to respond to TCM Acupuncture:

Mental-Emotional:

Anxiety

Depression

Stress

   Insomnia

Upper Respiratory Tract:

Acute sinusitis

Acute rhinitis

Common Cold

Acute Tonsillitis

Respiratory System:

Acute bronchitis

Bronchial asthma (most effective in children and in patients without complicating diseases)

Disorders of the eye:

Acute conjunctivitis

Central retinitis

Myopia (in children)

Cataract (without complications)

Disorders of the mouth:

Toothache, post-extraction pain

Gingivitis

Acute and chronic pharyngitis

Gastrointestinal disorders:

Spasms of the esophagus and cardia

Hiccough

Gastroptosis

Acute and chronic gastritis

Gastric hyperacidity

Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)

Acute duodenal ulcer (without complications)

Acute and chronic colitis

Acute bacillary dysentery

Constipation

Diarrhea

Paralytic ileus

Neurological and Musculoskeletal Disorders:

    Headache and migraine

    Trigeminal neuralgia (TMJ)

    Facial palsy (early stage, i.e. within six months)

    Pareses following a stroke

    Peripheral neuropathies

    Sequelae of poliomyelitis (early sage i.e. within six months)

    Meniere’s disease

    Neurogenic bladder dysfunction

    Nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting)

    Intercostal neuralgia

    Cervicobrachial syndrome

    “Frozen shoulder”, “Tennis elbow”

    Sciatica

    Low-back pain

    Osteoarthritis

Today’s science shows Acupuncture can also be used effectively in:

    Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and chemotherapy

    Allergies

    Blood pressure problems

    Infertility

    Sexual dysfunction (low libido, erectile dysfunction)

    Breech position in pregnancy

    Induction of labour

    Rheumatoid arthritis