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Conditions Treated with Acupuncture and TCM

Conditions Treated With Acupuncture

The following is a list of conditions which the World Health Organization determined may respond to acupuncture.
Upper Respiratory Tract     
 •   Acute sinusitis    
 •   Acute rhinitis    
 •   Common Cold    
 •   Acute tonsillitis  
Respiratory System     
 •   Acute bronchitis    
 •   Bronchial asthma (most effective in children and in patients without complicating diseases)  
Disorders of the Eye     
 •   Acute conjunctivitis    
 •   Central retinitis    
 •   Myopia (in children)    
 •   Cataract (without complications)  
Disorders of the Mouth     
 •   Toothache, post-extraction pain    
 •   Gingivitis
 •   Acute and chronic pharyngitis  

Gastro-intestinal Disorders     
 •   Spasms of esophagus and cardia    
 •   Hiccough    
 •   Gastroptosis    
 •   Acute and chronic gastritis    
 •   Gastric hyperacidity    
 •   Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)    
 •   Acute duodenal ulcer (without complications)    
 •   Acute and chronic colitis    
 •   Acute bacillary dysentery    
 •   Constipation    
 •   Diarrhea    
 •   Paralytic ileus  
Neurological and Musculo-skeletal Disorders     
 •   Headache and migraine    
 •   Trigeminal neuralgia    
 •   Facial palsy (early stage, i.e., within three to six months)    
 •   Pareses following a stroke    
 •   Peripheral neuropathies    
 •   Sequelae of poliomyelitis (early stage, i.e., within six months)    
 •   Meniere's disease    
 •   Neurogenic bladder dysfunction    
 •   Nocturnal enuresis    
 •   Intercostal neuralgia    
 •   Cervicobrachial syndrome    
 •   "Frozen shoulder," "tennis elbow"    
 •   Sciatica    
 •   Low back pain    
 •   Osteoarthritis
The most common conditions treated effectively by Acupuncture include:
chronic pain    
 •   neck and back pain    
 •   migraine headaches
acute injury-related pain    
 •   sprains    
 •   strains
gastrointestinal problems    
 •   indigestion    
 •   ulcers    
 •   constipation    
 •   diarrhea
cardiovascular conditions    
 •   high and low blood pressure
genitourinary problems    
 •   menstrual irregularity    
 •   infertility    
 •   impotence
muscle and nerve conditions    
 •   paralysis    
 •   deafness
addictive Behaviours    
 •   substance abuse    
 •   overeating    
 •   drug dependence    
 •   smoking
 •   anesthesia

Clinical Application of Commonly Used Acupuncture PointsClinical Application of Commonly Used Acupuncture Points
by Shi Zhen Li

An invaluable source of authoritative information for practising and trainee acupuncturists alike, this highly practical book synthesises the clinical experience gained in the treatment of a wide variety of disorders by four generations of China's foremost exponents of traditional acupuncture.

  • 86 of the points most commonly used in acupuncture clinics are emphasised, allowing professionals to focus on the essential points.
  • Over 240 detailed case histories illustrate key concepts.
  • Pattern identification-based treatment is presented as a holistic approach for better results.
  • Clinical experience is offered in combination with classical theory, enabling readers to see how theory can translate into practical results.
  • A wide range of point combinations are covered, increasing the possible range of treatment strategies.
  • Classical commentaries are analysed in the context of their relevance to today’s applications. Illustrations help readers understand the channel pathways and point locations

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