which conditions acupuncture can treat?


What Acupuncture Can Treat?

As per WHO-Expert Allopathy doctors' committee, acupuncture has been proven to be very effective for following conditions/diseases:

  • Neurology Conditions: Paralysis (hemiplegia, paraplegia, Bell's/facial palsy), epilepsy or seizures or fits, Migraines (one-sided headaches), all types of headaches, Parkinson disease, Alzheimer's disease, etc.

  • All types of PAINS: (neck pain, back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain or Frozen shoulder, leg pain, arm/wrist pains, body pain, ankle pain, elbow pains, dental pains, jaw pain, abdominal pain, menstrual pains, sinus pains, disc /spine related pains, etc.)

  • Musculoskeletal Conditions: All types of arthritis (osteoarthritis of knee, wrists, fingers, toes, ankle, hip; rheumatoid arthritis; gouty arthritis); spondylosis/spondylitis, all types of disc problems, muscle pains, bone pains, osteoporosis pain, scoliosis, skyposis, vertebral deformities.

  • Digestive/Metabolic Disorders: Indigestion, Diabetes cure, abdominal pain, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), Crohn's disease, hyperacidity/GERD (gastroesphageal reflux disease), stomach ulcers, constipation, piles/hemorrhoids, symptomatic treatment of colon cancer, overweight, obesity, excess weight or weight loss treatments, cirrhosis, hepatitis, liver failure, etc. 

  • Endocrine Disorders/Hormonal Imbalance Disorders: : Diabetes cure T2, Hyperthyroidisms, Hypothyroidism, Goitre, thyrotoxicosis, hormonal imbalance, obesity, excess hair growth, PCOD/PCOS, infertility due to hormonal imbalance, difficulty losing weight, etc.

  • Ob/Gyn Disorders/Women's Problems: : Dysmenorrhea, menstrual problems, white discharge or leucorrhea, painful periods, mood swings/hot flashes, amenorrhea or lack of monthly periods, bleeding from uterus, uterine fibroids, fallopian tube blockage, PCOD/PCOS, pelvic inflammation, infertility, miscarriage, difficulty in labor, abnormal fetal positions, retention of dead fetus/placenta, breast cancer symptoms, etc.

  • Psychiatric / Mind-Related Disorders:: Stress, depression, anxiety, lack of sleep/insomnia, difficulty in sleep, mood disorders, schizophrenia, Parkinson disease, Alzheimer's disease, psychosis, autism, etc.

  • Mens Sexual Disorders:  Erectile dysfunction, impotence, premature ejeculation, decline of sexual desire/function, lack of libido, herniae, male discharge, male infertility, decreased sperm count, testicular cancer symptomatic treatment, etc.

  • Cardiovascular/Heart-Related Disorders:  Angina/chest pain, arrhythmias, cardiomegaly, cardiac function decline, varicose veins, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, etc.

  • Ophthalmology/Eye Disorders : Cataract, gluacoma, blurry vision, squint, lazy eye, blepharoptosis, excessive IOP, myopia/hyperopia, floaters, night blindness, etc.

  • Urinary/Nephrology Diseases: diseases: Renal failure/kidney failure, kidney stones, urinary retention, bladder stones, nephromegaly, poly cystic kidney disease, nephrosis, etc.

  • Ear-Nose-Throat Disorders:  Hearing loss, ear discharge, tinnitus, otitis media, vertigo, etc.

Is Acupuncture Effective for Weight Loss?

It is well proven through various clinical studies that acupuncture for weight loss is very effective to lose some pounds if it is done correctly by experienced acupuncturist along with proper diet and exercise.

WHO: Acupuncture Proven Effective for following Conditions: World Health Organization's Indications

Several years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) published an official report listing 31 symptoms, conditions and diseases that have been shown in controlled trials to be treated effectively by Acupuncture. Following is the list of conditions shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by Acupuncture:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis elbow
  • Knee pain
  • Peri-arthritis of the shoulder
  • Sprains
  • Facial pain
  • TMJ
  • Headache
  • Dental pain
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Induction of labor
  • Breech birth presentation
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Postoperative pain
  • Stroke
  • Essential hypertension
  • Primary hypotension
  • Renal colic
  • Leucopenia
  • Radiation/chemo reactions
  • Allergic rhinitis,
  • Hay fever
  • Biliary colic
  • Depression
  • Acute bacillary dysentery
  • Primary dysmenorrhea
  • Acute epigastralgia
  • Peptic ulcer

 Generally, acupuncture and acupressure are effective for following general conditions.

Acupuncture for diabetes cure, obesity/weight loss, body pains, slip disc, spondylitis, back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, migraines, headaches, weakness, infertility, paralysis, facial palsy, hemiplegia, skin/cosmetic problems, hair loss, facial scar removal,

Chinese cupping, guasha, hijama, electroacupuncture, spine problems, arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, gouty arthritis, degenerative or osteoarthritis), joint pain, elbow pains, frozen shoulder, ankle pain, leg pain, neck pain, disc diseases, insomnia or sleep problems, varicose veins, eye problems (glaucoma, cataract, myopia, optic nerve atrophy/blindness, squint), carpal tunnel syndrome, sinusitis, allergies; skin diseases (allergies, psoriasis, vitiligo (white patches), eczema/itching), constipation, acidicity, ulcers, gasiness, bloating, etc.

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