People ask what can acupuncture treat? Nearly anything you can think of. Of course, it cannot repair structural conditions that require surgery like broken bones but it can aid in the healing process by encouraging bone growth & reducing scar tissue.
Most Pain conditions are rooted in the Musculoskeletal System. The soft tissues of the body need to be examined by touch to determine if another treatment option, such as Acupuncture or Chiropractic is needed. Many people make appointments for Acupuncture when they need Massage instead.
Head: Dizziness, Headaches, Migraines, Vertigo.
Face: Bell's Palsy, Edema, Spasms, TMJD, Trigeminal Neuralgia.
Eyes: Dryness, Impaired Vision, Itching, Swelling.
Ears: Discharge, Itching, Tinnitus.
Nose: Post Nasal Drainage, Pressure, Rhinitis, Sinusitis.
Skin: Acne, Boils, Dermatitis, Eczema, Hair Loss, Psoriasis, Shingles, Vitiligo.
Heart: Blood Pressure Issues, Palpitations, Poor Circulation.
Lungs: Asthma, Chronic Cough, Chronic Congestion, COPD, Difficulty Breathing, Emphysema, Frequent Colds & Flus, Frequent Bronchitis.
Mouth: Difficulty Swallowing, Dryness, Excessive Thirst, Recurrent Sore Throat, Taste Loss, TMJD, Voice Loss.
Appetite & Digestion: Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Excessive or Loss of Hunger, IBS, Indigestion, Nausea, Ulcerative Colitis, Weight Concerns.
Post Partum Care:
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Vision and Strategy: WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy: 2014-2023
The strategic objectives are:
In 2003 the World Health Organization published a report about clinical trials researching the effectiveness of acupuncture. More than one hundred indications were discussed and divided into four groups concerning the strength of existing evidence.
The report is the only official WHO opinion about the effectiveness of acupuncture. Nevertheless, the level of evidence existing in 1998 was not high. The Authors included findings from Chinese trials which were not evaluated as highly reliable. For that reason the report and acupuncture itself was criticized by many scholars.
Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved – through controlled trials—to be an effective treatment:
Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed:
Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which there are only individual controlled trials reporting some therapeutic effects, but for which acupuncture is worth trying because treatment by conventional and other therapies is difficult:
Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture may be tried provided the practitioner has special modern medical knowledge and adequate monitoring equipment:
Read more about this WHO report @ evidencebasedacupuncture.org or via the link below.