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What Can You Treat with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine?

Collectively the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes for Heath (NIH) have defined what ailments acupuncture and oriental medicine can definitely treat. These ailments include:


Neurological & Musculo-skeletal Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Fatigue
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Facial Palsy (Early Stage -- within 3-6 months)
  • Stroke Rehab. Support
  • Knee Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Tendentious
  • Bursitis
  • Nocturnal Enuresis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Intercostal Neuralgia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofacial Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Emotional & Psychological
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)  
 Eye, Ear, Nose, & Throat
  • Acute & Chronic Sinusitis
  • Rhinitis
  • Ringing in the Ears
  • Ear Ache
  • Sore Throat
  • Acute Conjunctivitis 
Disorders of the Head  Dermatological 
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Dizziness
  • Meniere's Disease 
  • Psorisasis
  • Hives
  • Eczema
  • Acne
Disorders of the Mouth   Gynecological Disorders
  • Toothache
  • Post-operative dental pain
  • TMJ
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • PMS
  • Painful Periods
  • Labor Induction
  • Irregular Periods
  • Morning Sickness
  • Menopause Symptoms
  • Habitual Miscarriages
  • Infertility
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Common Cold & Flu
  • Asthma
  • Acute Tonsillitis
Gastrointestinal Immunological
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Acute & Chronic Gastritis
  • Hiccough
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Ulcers
  • Gastric Hyperacidity
  • Nausea
  • Vommiting
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Allergies
  • Shingles
  • Lupus Support
  • Epstein Barr Virus

Says WHO?

Acupuncture is recognized and endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institute of Health (NIH).  See below for the acupuncture statement from the National Institute of Health.

NIH Statement:

The NIH (National Institutes of Health) Consensus Statement on Acupuncture "Acupuncture as a therapeutic intervention is widely practiced in the United States. While there have been many studies of its potential usefulness, many of these studies provide equivocal results because of design, sample size, and other factors. The issue is further complicated by inherent difficulties in the use of appropriate controls, such as placebos and sham acupuncture groups. However, promising results have emerged, for example, showing efficacy of acupuncture in adult post-operative and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting and in post-operative dental pain. There are other situations such as addiction, stroke rehabilitation, headache, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofacial pain, osteoarthritis, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and asthma where acupuncture may be useful as an adjunct treatment or an acceptable alternative or be included in a comprehensive management program. Further research is likely to uncover additional areas where acupuncture interventions will be useful."

This NIH Consensus statement was prepared by a non-advocate, non-Federal panel of experts, based on presentations by investigators working in areas relevant to the consensus on November 5, 1997.