Conditions that could be treated with acupuncture.

The World Health Organisation disclosed a review report on the research of acupuncture. (2003, 87pages, title: Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials). It sums up four groups of conditions related with acupuncture treatment.

The first group includes diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved to be an effective treatment.

  • 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

Other groups include conditions treated with acupuncture are effective but needing further provement, conditions might be effectively treated and worth further trial, and conditions could be treated provided with special knowledge or equipment.(quite long list)



Conditions that could be treated with acupuncture plus other TCM methods.

TCM is a different medical system which has been practiced for several thausands years, and acumulated lots of treatment experience for numerous diseased conditions. TCM focus on the human body function, treat the body and very effective. The patient should not lose hope in any difficult condition to seek help. Here is the ancient doctors said in the 1st chapter of Lingshu book two to three thousands years ago:

“When the five zang organs are afflicted by illness, it is like a thorn, something foul, something tied in a knot, or something obstructed. When there is a thorn (within the body), even though it may have been present for some time it still it may be removed . When the body has been afflicted by something foul, even though it has been present for some time, it stil may be made (as clean) as snow. When there is something tied in a knot, even though it has been knotted for some time, it still it may be be untied. When there is an obstruction, even though it be present for a long time, still it may be be unblocked.
There are those who say that such things cannot be cured. The truth is that those who are skilled in acupuncture can cure such diseases. They can pull out the thorn, clean away what is foul, untie what is knotted and unblock what is obstructed . Even though a disease has been present for some time it still may be cured. Those who say otherwise do not understand the art of acupuncture.
-- translated by Edward Neal, MD

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Posted on 13 March 2013 by Admin

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