A tradition-style figurine, showing the pathways of the various meridians used in acupuncture.

A tradition-style figurine, showing the pathways of the various meridians used in acupuncture.

Chinese medicine has been used for millenia to treat various illnesses and conditions. Only recently has the scientific community begun to validate these effects. The WHO recognizes that acupuncture, herbal medicine and bodywork can help the following conditions.


Psychological Disorders

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Hypersomnia 
  • Insomnia
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Somatization disorder 
  • Addiction/Withdrawal from street and pharmaceutical drugs

 

 

 


Cardiovascular Disorders

  • Essential hypertension

Neurological Disorders

  • Cervicobrachial syndrome
  • Disc problems
  • Facial palsy (early stage, within three to six months)
  • Headache and migraine
  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
  • Nocturnal enuresis
  • Paresis following stroke
  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

 

 


Musculo-Skeletal Disorders

  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • "Frozen shoulder", "tennis elbow"
  • Localized traumatic injuries, sprains, strains, tendonitis, contractures
  • Low back pain
  • Muscle pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Work and sports related injuries

 

 

 


Respiratory Disorders

  • Acute bronchitis
  • Acute rhinitis
  • Acute sinusitis
  • Acute tonsillitis
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Common cold

Ears, Eyes, Nose and Mouth Disorders

 

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

Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Acute and chronic colitis
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Acute bacillary dysentery
  • Acute duodenal ulcer (without complication)
  • Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
  • Constipation
  • Gastric hyperacidity
  • Gastroptosis
  • Diarrhea
  • Hiccough
  • Irritable bowel and colitis 
  • Paralytic ileus
  • Spasms of esophagus and cardia 

Gynecological Disorders

  • Benign amenorrhea
  • Benign irregular menstruation
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Infertility (Not WHO recognized. Clinical experience proves effective.)
  • Menopause syndrome
  • PMS
 
 

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