Conditions Appropriate for Acupuncture Therapy

National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) accept acupuncture operative in the remedy of:

Digestive

  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Hyperacidity
  • Indigestion

Emotional

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Nervousness
  • Neurosis

Eye-Ear-Nose-Throat

  • Cataracts
  • Gingivitis
  • Poor vision
  • Tinnitis
  • Toothache

Miscellaneous

  • Addiction control
  • Athletic performance
  • Blood pressure regulation
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Immune system tonification
  • Stress reduction

Gynecological

  • Infertility
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Premenstrual syndrome

Musculoskeletal

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Muscle cramping
  • Muscle pain/weakness
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica

Neurological

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Neurogenic
  • Bladder dysfunction
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Postoperative pain
  • Stroke

Respiratory

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Common cold
  • Sinusitis
  • Smoking cessation
  • Tonsilitis

Source: World Health Organization United Nations. "Viewpoint on Acupuncture." 19 19 (revised).