July 31st, 2016
In 1996 (far too long ago), a report was published by the World Health Organization (WHO) that contained data on the effectiveness of acupuncture based on controlled clinical trials.
Below are following conditions and diseases that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture:
- low back pain
- neck pain
- tennis elbow
- knee pain
- peri-arthritis of the shoulder
- facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
- dental pain
- temporomandibular (TMJ) dysfunction
- rheumatoid arthritis
- induction of labor
- correction of malposition of a fetus (breech presentation)
- morning sickness
- nausea and vomiting
- postoperative pain
- essential hypertension
- primary hypotension
- renal colic
- adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy
- allergic rhinitis, including hay fever
- biliary colic
- depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
- acute bacillary dysentery
- primary dysmenorrhea
- acute epigastralgia
- peptic ulcer
- acute and chronic gastritis
It is my belief and the belief of many others within the profession that acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine can treat far more than those included above.
What have you had success treating with acupuncture or Chinese Herbs? Let us know if it made the WHO list!
Click here to read the complete report on what acupuncture can treat according to WHO.
Disclaimer: This information is intended for general reference only. It is not a replacement for professional health advice. The content in this post intentionally does not provide dosage information or possible interactions with prescription drugs or other medications. Please contact a certified health practitioner such as a physician of Oriental Medicine or Herbalist before considering use. To schedule an appointment with Malerie, visit the services page.