Traditional Chinese Medicine is a comprehensive system of medicine. It works with your mind and body connection to enhance true healing instead of suppressing symptoms. The following list is an excerpt from the World Health Organization’s report: Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials (2003; 87 pages):


Diseases and disorders that can be treated with acupuncture

The diseases or disorders for which acupuncture therapy has been tested in controlled clinical trials reported in the recent literature can be classified into four categories as shown below.


1. Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved-through controlled trials-to be an effective treatment:

Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy

Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)

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

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

Rheumatoid arthritis

Sciatica

Sprain

Stroke

Tennis elbow

 2. Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed:

Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)

Alcohol dependence and detoxification

Bell’s palsy

Bronchial asthma

Cancer pain

Competition stress syndrome

Craniocerebral injury, closed

Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent

Earache

Female infertility

Facial spasm

Fibromyalgia and fasciitis

Gastrokinetic disturbance

Gouty arthritis

Hyperlipaemia

Hypo-ovarianism

Insomnia

Lactation, deficiency

Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic

Neuralgia, post-herpetic

Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence

Osteoarthritis

Pain due to endoscopic examination

Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein-Leventhal syndrome)

Postoperative convalescence

Premenstrual syndrome

Pruritus

Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome

Raynaud syndrome, primary

Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection

Sjögren syndrome

Sore throat (including tonsillitis)

Spine pain, acute

Stiff neck

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction

Tobacco dependence

Ulcerative colitis, chronic

Urolithiasis