Conditions Treatable Through Acupuncture


Conditions Treatable Through Acupuncture

Due to its holistic approach, acupuncture treats the whole person and not just the condition itself - in this view the two are inseparable.

In order to allow for a frame of reference for the Western mind, we will use the Western names for the wide range of illnesses and conditions that acupuncture can successfully treat. Keep in mind that in the view of the trained chinese practitioner, many of the concerns listed have a much wider scope, and may in fact be considered only symptoms of the true phyical condition:

Bone, Muscle or Joint Problems including arthritis, backache, inflamed injured or strained muscles, sciatica

Cardiovascular Disorders including angina, high or low blood pressure, stroke, thrombosis

Childhood Illnesses including catarrhal conditions, colds, coughs, earache, skin problems, teething problems

Disorders of the Head area including facial paralysis, headaches, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, vertigo

  • Ears including deafness, ortitis media, tinnitus
  • Eyes including conjunctivitis, glaucoma
  • Mouth including gum and tooth problems, ulcers
  • Nose including chronic catarrh, nosebleeds, sinusitis
  • Throat including sore throat, tonsillitis

Endocrine problems including hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism

Gastrointestinal disorders including consitpation, diarrhoea, gastritis, duodenal and gastric ulcers, vomitting

Gynecological and obstetric problems including menstrual issues such as amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, menorrhagia, as an aid to labor, morning sickness, thrush

Infectious diseases including dysentery, hepatitis, influenza, measles, mumps, whooping cough

Liver and gall bladder disorders including gall bladder inflammation (cholecystitis), gallstones (cholelithiasis), liver enlargement

Mental and emotional disorders including addictions, depression, hysteria, insomnia, phobias

Respiratory disorders including asthma, bronchitis (acute and chronic), cough (chronic)

Sexual problems including frigidity, impotence, spermatorrhoea, sterility

Skin disorders including eczema, psoriasis

Urinary disorders including cystitis, incontinency, kidney stones, retained urination