What conditions can be treated with acupuncture?

Conditions Treated With Acupuncture

The following is a list of conditions, which the World Health Organization determined might respond to acupuncture.

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
Gastro-intestinal Disorders
• Spasms of 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 Musculo-skeletal Disorders
• Headache and migraine
• Trigeminal neuralgia
• Facial palsy (early stage, i.e., within three to six months)
• Pareses following a stroke
• Peripheral neuropathies
• Sequelae of poliomyelitis (early stage, i.e., within six months)
• Meniere’s disease
• Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
• Nocturnal enuresis
• Intercostal neuralgia
• Cervicobrachial syndrome
•  ”Frozen shoulder,” “tennis elbow”
• Sciatica
• Low back pain
• Osteoarthritis

The most common conditions treated effectively by Acupuncture include:

Chronic pain
• neck and back pain
• migraine headaches

Acute injury-related pain
• sprains
• strains

Gastrointestinal problems
• indigestion
• ulcers
•   constipation
•   diarrhea

Cardiovascular conditions
• high and low blood pressure

Genitourinary problems
• menstrual irregularity
• infertility
• impotence

Muscle and nerve conditions
• paralysis
• deafness

Addictive Behaviors
• substance abuse
• overeating
• drug dependence
• smoking

Surgery
•   anesthesia

 

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