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)
Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
Dysentery, acute bacillary
Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
Induction of labour
Low back pain
Malposition of fetus, correction of
Nausea and vomiting
Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
Periarthritis of shoulder
Ref : Extract from ACUPUNCTURE: REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF REPORTS ON
CONTROLLED CLINICAL TRIALS, Chapter 3: Diseases and disorders that can be treated with
Published by World Health Organization