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“WHO” List of Conditions Acupuncture Treats

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World Health Organization: Conditions Successfully Treated with Acupuncture

Gastro-intestinal
• Acute and chronic gastritis
• Indigestion
• Food allergies
• Nausea and vomiting
• Acute/chronic ulcers (pain relief)
• Constipation/ diarrhea
• Colitis

Gynecological & Hormonal
• Infertility in women and men
• Menopause
• Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
• Diabetes
• Morning sickness
• Menstruation (irregular, heavy, or painful)

Heart & Circulatory
• Heart problems/palpitations
• Numbness/poor circulation

Wellness
• Fatigue, stress, insomnia
• Emotional & psychological disorders
• Depression, anxiety
• Side effects of radiation & chemotherapy

Respiratory & Immune System
• Acute sinusitis
• Allergic rhinitis, including hay fever
• Common cold, flu, cough
• Immune system deficiency
• Acute bronchitis, bronchial asthma
• Emphysema
• Rheumatoid arthritis

Neurological and Musculo-skeletal
• Headache and migraine
• Neck pain/stiffness
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Arthritis /joint problems
• Back /sciatica/ pain
• Shoulder/ knee pain
• Sports injuries/ sprains
• Tendonitis/tennis elbow
• Cervical-brachial syndrome
• Post-operative pain
• Peripheral neuropathies
• Facial palsy (early stage)
• Intercostal neuralgia
• Facial pain
• TMJ/jaw pain
• Meniere’s disease/dizziness
• Trigeminal neuralgia

Addictions
• Alcohol
• Nicotine
• Drugs

Kidney/Bladder
• Stress incontinence
• Urinary tract infections

Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
• Conjunctivitis
• Toothache
• Post-extraction pain
• Chronic pharyngitis

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