What Can Oriental Medicine Treat?


What Conditions is Acupuncture used to treat?

The National Institute of Health (NIH) and World Health Organization (WHO) have recognized acupuncture to be effective in treating a variety of conditions:
From the NIH 1997: “These conditions include, but are not limited to, addiction, stroke rehabilitation, headache, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia (general muscle pain), low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and asthma.”
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), conditions appropriate for acupuncture therapy include the following list:

Digestive Abdominal pain Constipation Diarrhea Hyperacidity Indigestion

Emotional Anxiety Depression Insomnia Nervousness Neurosis

Eye-Ear-Nose-Throat Cataracts Gingivitis Poor vision Tinnitis Toothache

Gynecological Infertility Menopausal symptoms Premenstrual syndrome

Musculo-Skeletal Arthritis Neck pain Back pain Sciatica muscle cramping Muscle pain

Neurological Headaches Migraines Neurogenic bladder Parkinson’s disease Postoperative pain Stroke

Respiratory Asthma Bronchitis Common cold Sinusitis Smoking cessation Tonsillitis

Miscellaneous Addiction control Athletic performance Blood pressure Chronic fatigue Immune system Stress reduction
Source: World Health Organization, United Nations. “Viewpoint on Acupuncture.” 1979 (revised).