TREATABLE CONDITIONS

The following is the World Health Organization's now famous list of diseases that lend themselves to treatment by acupuncture. The inclusion of herbal remedies in a scope of practice may broaden the range of disorders that may be successfully treated.

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Muscle pain, cramping, swelling, stiffness and weakness

Localized traumatic injuries

Arthritis

Fibromyalgia

Work and sports related injuries

Low back pain

Osteoarthritis

"Frozen shoulder"

"Tennis elbow"

"Golfer's elbow"

Sciatica

Neck pain

Knee pain

TMJ disorders

Gynecological Disorders/Women's Health

PMS

Amenorrhea

Dysmenorrhea

Menopause syndrome

Irregular menstruation

Morning Sickness

Gastrointestinal/Digestive Disorders

Abdominal pain

Spasms of esophagus and cardia

Irritable bowel and colitis

Hiccough

Gastroptosis

Acute and chronic gastritis

Gastric hyperacidity

Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)

Acute duodenal ulcer (without complication)

Acute and chronic colitis

Constipation

Diarrhea

Acute bacillary dysentery

Paralytic ileus

Respiratory System Disorders

Acute sinusitis

Acute rhinitis

Common cold

Acute tonsillitis

Acute bronchitis

Bronchial asthma

Cardiovascular Disorders

Essential hypertension

Neurological Disorders

Headache and migraine

Trigeminal neuralgia

Facial palsy (early stage, within three to six months)

Paresis following stroke

Peripheral neuropathies

Meniere's Disease

Parkinson's Disease

Nocturnal enuresis

Cervicobrachial syndrome

Neurogenic bladder dysfunction

Intercostal neuralgia

Disc problems

Disorders of the Eye, Ear, Nose & Mouth

Acute conjunctivitis

Central retinitis

Myopia (in children)

Poor vision

Cataract (without complications)

Toothaches, post extraction pain

Gingivitis

Acute and chronic pharyngitis

Tinnitus

Psychological/Emotional Disorders

Depression

Anxiety

OCD

PTSD

Somatization disorder

Hypersomnia

Insomnia

Miscellaneous

Addiction control

Appetite suppression

Blood pressure regulation

Chronic fatigue

Dermatological Disorders

Immune system boosting

Stress reduction

**This is a brief list of the main conditions, but is by no means an exhaustive list. For the full listing contained on the World Health Organization's website please click on the following link: http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/pdf/s4926e/s4926e.pdf