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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. The following is a list of disorders that can be treated by acupuncture (World Health Organization data):

Respiratory
bulletAcute Sinusitis
bulletAcute rhinitis
bulletCommon cold
bulletAcute tonsillitis
bulletAcute bronchitis
bulletBronchial asthma

Eye
bulletAcute conjunctivitis (pinkeye)
bulletNearsightedness (in children)
bulletCataract (without complications)

Mouth
bulletToothache, post extraction pain
bulletGingivitis (gum disease)
bulletAcute and chronic pharyngitis

Gastrointestinal Disorders
bulletHiccups
bulletGastritis
bulletGastric Hyperacidity
bulletUlcers
bulletColitis
bulletConstipation
bulletDiarrhea
bulletParalytic ileus

Neurological and Musculoskeletal Disorders
bulletHeadache and migraine
bulletTrigeminal neuralgia
bulletParalysis following stroke
bulletMeniere's disease
bulletNeurogenic bladder dysfunction
bulletNocturnal enuresis (bed wetting)
bulletIntercostal neuralgia (pain in the ribs)
bulletCervicobrachial syndrome (pain radiating from neck to arm)
bulletFrozen shoulder or Tennis elbow
bulletSciatica
bulletLow back pain
bulletOsteoarthritis

In the United States, acupuncture is used frequently for the treatment of chronic pain conditions such as arthritis, bursitis, headache, athletic injuries, and posttraumatic 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, PMS, menopausal symptoms, and depression. Some modern application of acupuncture is in the treatment of disorders such as alcoholism, addiction, smoking, and eating disorders.

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