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Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture


List of Diseases Treatable with Acupuncture

A list of diseases treatable with acupuncture was developed in June 1979 by representatives of 12 countries who met in Beijing at the World Health Organization (WHO) International Seminar on Acupuncture, Moxibustion, and Acupuncture Anesthesia. This list is based on clinical experience:

Upper Respiratory Tract

Acute sinusitisAcute rhinitis
Acute tonsillitis Common cold

Respiratory System

Acute bronchitisBronchial asthma (without complications)

Disorders of the Eye

Acute conjunctivitisCentral retinitis
Cataracts without complications Myopia in children

Disorders of the Mouth

Toothache and postextraction painGingivitisAcute and chronic pharyngitis

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Spasms of esophagus and cardiaHiccupsGastroptosis
Acute and chronic gastritisGastric hyperacidity
Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
Acute duodenal ulcer (without complications)Acute and chronic colitisAcute bacillary dysentery
ConstipationDiarrheaParalytic ileus

Neurologic and Musculoskeletal Disorders

Headache and migraine
Trigeminal neuralgia
Facial palsy (early stage)
Pareses following a stroke
Peripheral neuropathies
Sequelae of early-stage poliomyelitis
Meniere diseaseNeurogenic bladder dysfunctionNocturnal enuresis
Intercostal neuralgiaCervicobrachial syndromeFrozen shoulder or tennis elbow
SciaticaLow back painOsteoarthritis

On the next page, find out how these illnesses are treated with acupuncture using techniques developed in the distant past.

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