| Acupuncture ( japanese acupuncture ), moxibustion and shiatsu acupressure has analgesic, relaxing, toning, balancing, and restorative effects on the body.
Some conditions that are successfully treated with acupuncture, moxibustion and shiatsu include: |
The World Health Organization ( WHO ) Seminar made the following provisional list of diseases that may be helped with acupuncture treatment. This list is based on clinical experience and not necessarily on controlled clinical research. The inclusion of specific diseases is not meant to indicate the extent of acupuncture's effectiveness in treating them.
Over 50 commonly encountered clinical disorders that lend themselves to acupuncture treatment include:
NOSE AND THROAT DISORDERS such as acute sinusitis, acute rhinitis, the common cold and acute tonsillitis.
RESPIRATORY DISORDERS such as acute bronchitis and bronchial asthma (especially in children and in patients without complicating diseases).
EYE DISORDERS such as acute conjunctivitis, central retinitis, myopia (in children) and cataracts (without complications).
MOUTH DISORDERS such as toothache, post-extraction pain, gingivitis and acute or chronic pharyngitis.
GASTRO-INTESTINAL DISORDERS such as spasms of the esophagus and cardia, hiccough, gastroptosis, acute and chronic gastritis, gastric hyperacidity, chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief), acute duodenal ulcer (without complications), acute and chronic colitis, acute bacillary dysentery, constipation, diarrhea and paralytic ileus.
NEUROLOGICAL AND MUSCULO-SKELETAL DISORDERS such as headache, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, facial palsy (within 3-6 months of onset), pareses following stroke, peripheral neuropathies, sequelae of poliomyelitis (within 6 months of onset), Ménière's disease, neurogenic bladder dysfunction, nocturnal enuresis, intercostal neuralgia, cervicobrachial syndrome, "frozen shoulder", "tennis elbow", sciatica, low back pain, osteoarthritis and dizziness.
CIRCULATORY DISORDERS such as hypertension, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis and anemia.
UROGENITAL DISORDERS such as stress incontinence, urinary tract infections and sexual dysfunction.
GYNECOLOGICAL DISORDERS such as irregular, heavy or painful menstruation, infertility in women and men, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS including depression and anxiety.
ADDICTIONS such as alcohol, nicotine and drugs.
Supportive therapy for many other CHRONIC AND PAINFUL DEBILITATING DISORDERS