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      World Health Organization

      The following is a list compiled by the World Health Organization(WHO) for several disorders that lend themselves to treatment by acupuncture. *The inclusion of herbal medicines may also induce positive effects of healing complicated disorders:

      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
      • 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)
      • Cataract (without complications)
      • Toothaches, post extraction pain
      • Gingivitis
      • Acute and chronic pharyngitis

      Gastrointestinal Disorders

      • 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
      Musculo-skeletal Disorders
      • Muscle pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness
      • Localized traumatic injuries, sprains, strains, tendonitis, contractures
      • Arthritis
      • Fibromyalgia
      • Work and sports related injuries
      • Low back pain
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
      • “Frozen shoulder”, “tennis elbow”
      • Sciatica

      Respiratory System Disorders

      • Acute sinusitis
      • Acute rhinitis
      • Common cold
      • Acute tonsillitis
      • Acute bronchitis
      • Bronchial asthma

      Gynecological Disorders

      • Infertility
      • PMS
      • Dysmenorrhea
      • Menopause syndrome
      • Benign irregular menstruation
      • Benign amenorrhea

      Psychological Disorders

      • Depression
      • Anxiety
      • OCD
      • PTSD
      • Somatization disorder
      • Hypersomnia
      • Insomnia

      Other Disorders

      • Withdrawal from street and pharmacological drugs
      • Appetite suppression

       

       

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