Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years relieving a wide range of conditions. Unfortunately, in Australia registered practitioners are not allowed to state what Acupuncture treats. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises Acupuncture and published a list of conditions proven in controlled clinical trials to be effectively relieved by Acupuncture. I wish to share this list with you so that you can experience the full benefit of Acupuncture. Sorry, it is quite extensive but you have a right to know. You can find a fully referenced summary of Acupuncture research here.

Cardiovascular Disorders – Essential hypertension

Neurological Disorders – Headache and migraine, Trigeminal neuralgia, Facial palsy, Paresis following stroke, Peripheral neuropathies, Meniere’s Disease, Nocturnal enuresis, Cervicobrachial syndrome, Neurogenic bladder dysfunction, Intercostal neuralgia, Disc problems

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, “Frozen shoulder”, “tennis elbow”, Sciatica

Respiratory System Disorders – Acute sinusitis, Acute rhinitis, Common cold, Acute tonsillitis, Acute bronchitis, Bronchial asthma

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 oesophagus 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

Gynaecological Disorders – 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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