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Treatable Conditions With Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs

The World Health Organisation has published an extensive list of common diseases that respond positively to acupuncture treatments:

Upper Respiratory Tract:

  • Acute sinusitis
  • Acute rhinitis
  • Acute tonsillitis
  • Common cold

Respiratory System:

  • Acute bronchitis
  • Bronchial asthma

(most effective in children and in patients without complicating disease)

Gastro-Intestinal Disorders:

  • Acute and chronic colitis
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Acute bacilliary dysentery
  • Castroptosis
  • Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Gastric hyperacidity
  • Hiccough
  • Paralytic ileus
  • Spasms of the oesophagus and cardia

Neurological and Muscular-Skeletal Disorders:

  • Facial palsy (early stages i.e. within six months)
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Headache and migraine
  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Low-Back pain
  • Cervicobrachial syndrome
  • Meniere's disease
  • Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
  • Nocturnal enuresis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pareses following a stroke
  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Sciatica
  • Sequlae of poliomelities (early stages)

Disorders of the eye:

  • Acute conjunctivitis
  • Central retinitis
  • Cataract (without complications)
  • Myopia (in children)

Disorders of the mouth:

  • Toothache, post-extraction pain
  • Acute and chronic pharyngitis etc.
  • Gingivitis

Other Disorders:

  • Smoking
  • Lack of energy
  • Blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Skin disorders
  • Menstrual disorders
"More Treatable Conditions" pdf file