The World Health Organization recognizes the ability of acupuncture and traditional Oriental medicine  to treat over 43 common disorders including: 

Gastrointestinal Disorders, such as food allergies, peptic ulcer, chronic diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, gastrointestinal weakness, anorexia and gastritis.

Uro-genital Disorders, including stress incontinence, urinary tract infections, and sexual dysfunction.

Note: According to the results of a randomized study reported in the July 2005 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, acupuncture was found to be a potentially successful treatment of urinary urgency, frequency, and urgency incontinence. ( Sandra L. Emmons, MD, and Lesley Otto, MD, from the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland).

Gynecological Disorders, such as irregular, heavy, or painful menstruation, infertility in women and men, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

Note: A German study published in the 2002 journal Fertility and Sterility found that 42% of women who received acupuncture just before and after In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) became pregnant, compared with 26% of IVF patients who got pregnant without acupuncture.

Respiratory Disorders, such as emphysema, sinusitis, asthma, allergies and bronchitis.

Disorders of the Bones, Muscles, Joints and Nervous System, such as arthritis, migraine headaches, neuralgia, insomnia, dizziness and low back, neck and shoulder pain.

Note: A landmark study funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) recently concluded that acupuncture was effective for providing pain relief for people with osteoarthritis of the knee.
 
Click on this link to learn more: http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/dec2004/nccam-20.htm

Circulatory Disorders, such as hypertension, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis and anemia.
 
Note: A University of California , Irvine study found that acupuncture treats hypertension. Electro acupuncture treatments helped to lower high blood pressure in rats by as much as 50 percent. "This suggests that acupuncture can be an excellent complement to other medical treatments,” said Dr Longhurst, the study's lead researcher. “Especially for those treating the cardiac system.”

Emotional and Psychological Disorders, including depression, and anxiety

Addictions, such as alcohol, nicotine and drugs

Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders


*Note: Acupuncture is often effective therapy for other chronic and painful debilitating disorders which have no clear explanation or origin.

 



 
     

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