World Health Organization (W H O )

The following list are conditions for which the W H O recognize that acupuncture is an effective treatment and recommend that these conditions be treated with acupuncture.

 

Respiratory Conditions

 

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

 

Eye Disorders

 

  • Acute conjunctivitis
  • Cataract (without complications)
  • Central retinitis
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Orthopaedic Disorders

 

  • Sciatica
  • Low back pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Periarthritis humeroscapularis

 

Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract

 

  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Gastric hyperacidity
  • Chronic duodenal ulcer
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • .Acute and chronic colitis
  • Paralytic ileus
  • Acute bacterial dysentery
  • Spasm of the esophagus and cardia
  •  Hiccups
  • Gastroptosis

 

Neurological Disordeers

  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Facial paralysis
  • Paralysis after apoplectic fit
  • Paralysis caused by poliomyelitis
  • Meniere's syndrome
  • Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
  • Nocturnal enuresis

 

Disorders of the Oral Cavity

 

  • Toothache
  • Pain after tooth extraction
  • Gingivitis

 

 

 

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