The conditions may be treated by Acupuncture
- Neurological conditions( headaches, migraines, difficulty sleeping, nervous tension, stroke, some forms of deafness, facial and inter-costal neuralgia, facial and trigeminal neuralgia, some forms of paralysis, peripheral neuropathy, tinnitis, dizziness, and Meniere's disease)
- Respiratory conditions(bronchial asthma, acute and chronic bronchitis, acute tonsillitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, hay fever, chronic cough, laryngitis, sore throat, influenza and the common cold)
- Digestive system disorders(spasms of the oesophagus, gastric and duodenal ulcers, gastric hyperacidity, gastritis, heartburn, hiatus hernia syndrome, flatulence, paralytic ileus, colitis, diarrhoea, constipation, haemorrhoids, liver and gall bladder disorders, weight control, toothache, post-extraction pain, gingivitis, mouth ulcers and hiccups)
- Urogenital disorders(cystitis, prostatitis, low sexual vitality, urinary retention, kidney disorders, nocturnal enuresis and neurogenic bladder dysfunction)
- Gynaecological and obstetric disorders(premenstrual tension, painful, heavy or irregular, or the absence of periods, abnormal uterine bleeding or discharge, hormonal disturbances, disorders associated with menopause, prolapse of the uterus or bladder, difficulty with conception and morning sickness)
- Skin conditions such as (eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, nerve rash, herpes zoster, acne, scar tissue and resultant adhesions, hair loss and dandruff)
- Eye conditions(visual disorders, red, sore, itchy or watery eyes, conjunctivitis, simple cataracts, myopia in children and central retinitis)
- Musculoskeletal disorders(osteoarthritis, sciatica, lumbago, weak back, low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, tenosynovitis, shoulder and neck pain, cervicobrachial syndrome, 'frozen shoulder', and 'tennis elbow')
- Sporting injuries(sprained ankles and knees, cartilage problems, corking and tearing of muscles, torn ligaments and bruises)
- Psychological conditions(depression, phobias, emotional disturbances, anxiety, nervousness and addictions such as smoking)
* The disorders above have been recognised by the World Health Organisation (December 1979) as having been successfully treated by acupuncture or have been found to respond well to acupuncture.
NIH Consensus Statement (1997) states: “Promising results have emerged, for example, showing efficacy of acupuncture in adult postoperative and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting and in postoperative dental pain. There are other situations such as addiction, stroke rehabilitation, headache, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and asthma, in which acupuncture may be useful as an adjunct treatment or an acceptable alternative or be included in a comprehensive management program. Further research is likely to uncover additional areas where acupuncture interventions will be useful”.