World Health Organization (WHO) on Acupuncture

The use of acupuncture has been shown to effectively treat many types of conditions. In 2003 the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a report called “Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials.” Below you will see a list of the conditions mentioned in that report.

Please note that there are plenty of additional conditions which centuries of empirical data have shown acupuncture treats effectively but for which there is little or no modern western research. If you have questions about a condition not listed below, be sure to contact me so that I can address your specific situation.

Psychological Conditions

Depression
Anxiety
OCD
PTSD
Somatization disorder
Hypersomnia
Insomnia
Neurological ConditionsHeadache and migraine
Trigeminal neuralgia
Facial palsy (early stage, within three to six months)
Paresis following stroke
Peripheral neuropathies
Meniere’s Disease
Nocturnal enuresis
Cervicobrachial syndrome
Neurogenic bladder dysfunction

Musculo-skeletal Conditions

Intercostal neuralgia
Disc problems
Muscle pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness
Localized traumatic injuries, sprains, strains, tendinitis, contractures
Arthritis
Fibromyalgia
Work and sports related injuries
Low back and/or neck strain
Osteoarthritis
“Frozen shoulder”, “tennis elbow”
Sciatica

Respiratory System Conditions

Acute sinusitis
Acute rhinitis
Common cold and allergies*
Acute tonsillitis
Acute bronchitis
Bronchial asthma

Conditions of the Eye, Ear, Nose & Mouth

Acute conjunctivitis
Central retinitis
Myopia (in children)
Cataract (without complications)
Toothaches, post extraction pain
Gingivitis
Acute and chronic pharyngitis

Gastrointestinal Conditions

Spasms of esophagus and cardiac
Irritable bowel and colitis
Gastroptosis
Acute and chronic gastritis
Gastric hyperacidity (i.e. acid reflux)
Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
Acute duodenal ulcer (without complication)
Acute and chronic colitis
Constipation
Diarrhea
Acute bacillary dysentery
Paralytic ileus

Gynecological Conditions

Infertility *
PMS
Dysmenorrhea
Menopause syndrome
Benign irregular menstruation
Benign amenorrhea

Cardiovascular Conditions

Essential hypertension

Other Conditions

Withdrawal from street and pharmacological drugs
Appetite suppression
 

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