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WHO recognizes effectiveness of Acupuncture

World Health Organization (WHO) officially published a report several years ago listing 31 symptoms, conditions, and diseases that have been shown in controlled trials to be treated effectively by Acupuncture.




Following is the list of conditions shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by Acupuncture:


  • Low back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Sciatica

  • Tennis elbow

  • Knee pain

  • Peri-arthritis of the shoulder

  • Sprains

  • Facial pain

  • TMJ

  • Headache

  • Dental pain

  • Acute and chronic gastritis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Induction of labor

  • Breech birth presentation

  • Morning sickness

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Postoperative pain

  • Stroke

  • Essential hypertension

  • Primary hypotension

  • Renal colic

  • Leucopenia

  • Radiation/chemo reactions

  • Allergic rhinitis,

  • Hay fever

  • Biliary colic

  • Depression

  • Acute bacillary dysentery

  • Primary dysmenorrhea

  • Acute epigastralgia

  • Peptic ulcer


SOURCE: Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, World Health Organization, 2003


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