Conditions treated with acupuncture

Acupuncture is commonly used in the treatment of several confitions and symptom, such as :

Pain - headache, back, sciatica, joint pains, tendinitis...

Nose/Ear/Lung conditions - cold, cough, rhinitis, tinnitus, sinusitis...

Emotional conditions - stress, anxiety, depression...

Digestive conditions - nausea,vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, distension...

Gynecology - menopausal syndrome, infertility, menstrual pain, lack of or irregular menstruations...

Others - hay fever, quitting smoking, sleep disorders, skin conditions, incontinence or urine...

The World Health Organisation published a report listing  the diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved—through controlled trials—to be an effective treatment.
They include :


Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
Biliary colic
Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
Dysentery, acute bacillary
Dysmenorrhoea, primary
Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
Headache
Hypertension, essential
Hypotension, primary
Induction of labour
Knee pain
Leukopenia
Low back pain
Malposition of fetus, correction of
Morning sickness
Nausea and vomiting
Neck pain
Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
Periarthritis of shoulder
Postoperative pain
Renal colic
Rheumatoid arthritis
Sciatica
Sprain
Stroke
Tennis elbow

Ref : Extract from ACUPUNCTURE: REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF REPORTS ON
CONTROLLED CLINICAL TRIALS, Chapter 3: Diseases and disorders that can be treated with
acupuncture
Published by World Health Organization

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