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 Extraordinary Power to Heal the Whole Body 

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical conditions. The following are some of the more common conditions treatable by East Asian Medicine and Acupuncture, as outlined by the WHO.

  • Upper Respiratory Tract: Acute sinusitis, acute rhinitis, common cold, acute tonsillitis

  • Respiratory System: Acute bronchitis, bronchial asthma (most effective in children and in patients without complicating diseases)

  • Disorders of the Eye: Acute conjunctivitis, central retinitis, myopia (in children), cataract (without complications)

  • Disorders of the Mouth: Toothache, post-extraction pain, gingivitis, acute and chronic pharyngitis

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders: Spasms of esophagus and cardia, hiccough, gastroptosis, acute and chronic gastritis, gastric hyperacidity, chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief), acute duodenal ulcer (without complications), acute and chronic colitis, acute bacillary dysentery, constipation, diarrhea, paralytic ileus

  • Neurological and Musculoskeletal Disorders: Headache and migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, facial palsy (early stage, i.e. within three to six months), pareses following a stroke, peripheral neuropathies, sequelae of poliomyelitis (early stage, i.e., within six months), Meniere's disease, neurogenic bladder dysfunction, nocturnal enuresis, intercostal neuralgia, cervicobrachial syndrome, "frozen shoulder," "tennis elbow," sciatica, low back pain, osteoarthritis

IS ACUPUNCTURE USED TO TREAT ANY OTHER KINDS OF AILMENTS?

 

The most common ailments presented to acupuncturists in the U.S. are pain-related conditions. However, as the public becomes more educated about acupuncture and East Asian Medicine, people are seeking help for a number of other conditions, with good results. These include:

  • Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Disorders: Sinusitis, sore throat, hay fever, earache, nerve deafness, ringing in the ears, dizziness, poor eyesight

  • Circulatory Disorders: High blood pressure, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis, anemia

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), spastic colon, colitis, constipation, diarrhea, food allergies, ulcers, gastritis, abdominal bloating, hemorrhoids

  • Gynecological and Genitourinary Disorders: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS); irregular, heavy or painful menstruation; endometriosis; menopause; fibroids; chronic bladder infection; complications in pregnancy; morning sickness; kidney stones; impotence; infertility (men and women); sexual dysfunction

  • Immune Disorders: Candida, chronic fatigue, HIV and AIDS, Epstein Barr virus, allergies, lupus, multiple sclerosis (MS), hepatitis

  • Addictions: Smoking, drugs, alcohol, food

  • Emotional and Psychological Disorders: Anxiety, insomnia, depression, stress

  • Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disorders: Arthritis, neuralgia, sciatica, back pain, bursitis, tendonitis, stiff neck, Bell's palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, headaches and migraines, stroke, cerebral palsy, polio, sprains, muscle spasms, shingles

  • Respiratory Disorders: Asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, colds and flu

  • Miscellaneous: Chemotherapy/radiation side effects, diabetes, dermatological disorders, weight control

WHAT KINDS OF AILMENTS IS ACUPUNCTURE USED TO TREAT?
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