Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years and has recently gained presence in the last few decades. The eastern philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine encompasses a holistic and complimentary approach to treating the body and is used to relieve discomfort associated with a variety of ailments and conditions as recognized by the World Health Organization.

Several years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) published an official report listing the following symptoms, conditions and diseases that have been shown to be treated effectively by Acupuncture.

LIST OF SYMPTOMS, CONDITIONS & DISEASES THAT HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO BE TREATED EFFECTIVELY WITH ACUPUNCTURE

  • 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

 

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