Healing Applications of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is best known for the control of pain. However, acupuncture can treat a wide variety of common and uncommon disorders. World Health Organization (WHO) drew up the following list of disorders that can be treated by acupuncture.

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute rhinitis
  • Common cold
  • Acute tonsillitis
  • Acute bronchitis
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Hiccups
  • Gastritis
  • Gastric Hyperacidity
  • Ulcers
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Paralytic ileus
  • Toothache, post extraction pain
  • Gingivitis (gum disease)
  • Acute and chronic pharyngitis
  • Headache and migraine
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Facial Palsy (early stage)
  • Paralysis following stroke
  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Sequelae of poliomyelitis
  • Meniere's disease
  • Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
  • Nocturnal enuresis (bed wetting)
  • Intercostal neuralgia (pain in the ribs)
  • Cervicobrachial syndrome (pain radiating from neck to arm)
  • Frozen shoulder, Tennis elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Low back pain
  • Osteoarthritis

Acupuncture is used frequently for the treatment of chronic pain conditions such as arthritis, bursitis, headache, athletic injuries, and post traumatic and post-surgical pain. It is also used for treating chronic pain associated with immune function dysfunction such as psoriasis (skin disorders), allergies, and asthma.

Acupuncture is also found to be effective for the treatment of mind-body disorders such as anxiety, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, hypertension, insomnia, menopausal symptoms, and depression. Some modern application of acupuncture is in the treatment of disorders such as alcoholism, addiction, quit smoking, eating disorders, allergy elimination, falling hairs, thyroid disorders, mal nutrition, increasing height of children and the list goes on......