What are some common conditions treated with acupuncture?

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According to the World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health , acupuncture is useful in the treatment of:

  • Disorders of bones, muscles, joints and nerves such as Bells’s palsy, arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, neuralgias, migraines, dizziness, low back pain, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, spine pain, sciatica, muscle spasms, facial spasm, numbness and tingling, fibromyalgia and fascitis
  • Sleep and stress disorders such as insomnia and fatigue.
  • Circulatory disorders such as hypertension, hypotension, angina, pulmonary heart disease, cardiac neurosis, palpations, atheroschlerosis, and anemia.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders such as food allergies, abdominal pain, peptic ulcers, constipation, chronic diarrhea, indigestion, anorexia, gastritis, nausea and vomiting, biliary colic, dysentery, ulcerative colitis and irritable colon syndrome.
  • Gynecological disorders such as irregular, heavy, or painful menses, PMS, polycystic ovary syndrome, fibrocystic breast disease, menopause, morning sickness, malposition of fetus, induction of labor, infertility, herpes zoster, hypo-ovarianism, and lactation deficiency
  • Urogenital disorders such as stress incontinence, urinary tract infections, retention of urine, renal colic, prostatitis, and sexual dysfunction.
  • Respiratory disorders such as emphysema, sinusitis, bronchial asthma, whooping cough, allergies, and bronchitis.
  • Endocrine disorders such as diabetes, hypo/hyperthyroidism, and obesity.
  • Addictions such as alcohol, nicotine, drug and food addiction.
  • Depression including depressive neurosis, chemical or otherwise.
  • Skin disorders such as acne vulgaris, pruritus and neurodermatitis.
  • Myofascial pain including crainomandibular disorders and temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ).
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Postoperative pain
  • Performance enhancement such as athletic and strength assistance.
  • Supportive therapy for many other chronic and painful debilitating disorders.
  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy Dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction

For a more detailed list of specific common conditions treated with acupuncture please click here.