ACUPUNCTURE  •  CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE

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CONDITIONS COMMONLY TREATED WITH ACUPUNCTURE

 

The World Health Organization issued a report in 2003 on the efficacy of acupuncture, based on review of an extensive database of clinical trials. The conditions listed below are identified in the WHO report as having been proved through controlled trials, showing acupuncture to be an effective treatment, or for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown effective. Conditions that are listed in the NIH Consensus Panel's report are also included below, and indicated as:

 

    ADDICTION

    Alcohol dependence and detoxification

       Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence

       Tobacco dependence

 

    CARDIOVASCULAR AND HEMATOLOGICAL

    Angina pectoris

       Arteriosclerosis

       Anemia

       Hypertension

       Hypotension

       Raynaud's syndrome

 

    DERMATOLOGICAL

    Acne vulgaris

    Neurodermatitis

    Pruritis

 

    EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL

    Anxiety

    Depression

    Insomnia

    Schizophrenia

    Stress

 

    EYE, EAR, NOSE THROAT DISORDERS

    Dizziness

    Earache

    Epistaxis

    Hay fever/allergies

    Poor eyesight

    Meniere disease

    Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)

    Sinusitis

    Sore Throat

    Tonsillitis

 

    ENDOCRINE DISORDERS

    Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin dependent

 

    GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS

    Abdominal bloating

       Abdominal pain

       Bilary colic

       Cholecystitis

       Colitis

       Constipation

       Diarrhea

    Dysentery

    Epigastralgia

    Food Allergies

    Gastritis

    Hemorrhoids

       Irritable Bowel Syndrome

       Spastic colon

       Ulcers

 

    GYNECOLOGICAL/GENITOURINARY

    Complications of Pregnancy

    Dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation)

    Endometriosis

       Fibroids

       Impotence and Infertility

       Induction of Labor

       Irregular cycles

       Kidney stones

       Lactation, deficiency

       Malposition of fetus, correction of

       Menopausal discomforts

       Morning Sickness

       Painful/Heavy Menstruation

       Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein-Leventhal syndrome)

       Premenstrual syndrome

       Prostatitis

       Renal Colic

       Retention of urine

       Sexual Dysfunction

       Urinary Tract Infections, chronic and acute

 

    IMMUNOLOGICAL

    Allergies

    Candida

    Chronic Fatigue

    Epstein Barr Virus

    Hepatitis B virus carrier status

    Herpes Zoster

    HIV and AIDS

    Infectious diseases

    Leukopenia

    Lupus

    MS

    Sjogren syndrome

 

    MUSCULOSKELETAL, NEUROLOGICAL, PAIN MANAGMENT, SPORTS MEDICINE

    Arthritis

    Back pain

    Bell's Palsy

    Bursitis

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (NIH)

    Craniocerebral injury, closed

    Dental pain (NIH)

    Facial pain

    Facial spasm

    Fibromyalgia and fascitis

    Gouty arthritis

    Headaches and Migraines

    Knee pain

    Low back pain

    Muscle Spasms

    Neck pain

    Neuralgia

    Periarthritis of shoulder

    Postoperative pain

    Reflex sympathetic dystrophy

    Rheumatoid arthritis

    Tietze syndrome

    Tourette syndrome

    Sciatica

    Sprains

    Stroke sequela

    Tendonitis

    Tennis Elbow

    Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)

    Trigeminal Neuralgia

    Shingles

 

    ONCOLOGY

    Cancer pain

    Chemotherapy/Radiation side effects

 

    RESPIRATORY DISORDERS

    Allergic Rhinitis (including hay fever)

    Asthma

       Bronchitis

       Colds and Flu

       Emphysema

       Pertussis (whooping cough)