The World Health Organization has
publicly announced that acupuncture is suitable for treating the
Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
Toothaches, pain after tooth extraction, gingivitis, acute or
chronic otitis, acute sinusitis, acute rhinitis, nasal catarrh,
and acute tonsillitis.
Bronchial asthma (in children or adults when uncomplicated).
Esophageal and cardio spasm, hiccup, gastroptosis, acute or
chronic gastritis, sour stomach, chronic duodenal ulcers, acute or
chronic colonitis, acute bacillary dysentery, constipation,
diarrhea, and paralytic ileus.
Acute conjunctivitis, central retinitis, nearsightedness (in
children), and cataracts without complications.
Neurological and Muscular Disorders
Headaches, migraines, trigeminal neuralgia, facial paralysis
(within the first 3-6 months), post-stroke paresis, peripheral
neuritis, neurological bladder dysfunction, bed wetting,
intercostal neuralgia, cervical syndrome, frozen shoulder, tennis
elbow, sciatica, low back pain, and osteoarthritis.
In addition, acupuncture has been used for centuries in China to
treat a host of other problems, such as knee pain, sprains and
strains, and most gynecological complaints.
You may also consider acupuncture for the
Allergy, Asthma, Ankle or Back Pain,
Breech Baby, Broken Bone
Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Chest and Ribs Pain, Chronic
Fatigue, Drug Abuse Detox, Dizziness, Fibromyalgia, Frozen
Shoulder, Headache, Heel Pain, Hip Pain, Jaw Pain, Joint Pain,
Knee Pain, Labor Induction, Migraines, Neck and Shoulder Pain,
PMS, Post Operative Pain, Post Stroke Pain, Scar Pain,
Sexual Issues, Tail-Bone Pain, Tennis Elbow, TMJ, Wrist Pain, and many
& Answers About Acupuncture
What problems can be treated by
How deep do the needles go?
Does it hurt?
Are the needles clean?
Do acupuncturists only insert needles?
How does acupuncture work?
Are there different styles of
What criteria should one use in
choosing an acupuncturist?
How many treatments will I need?
Is there anything I need to do before
receiving an acupuncture treatment?
Is there anything I need to do while
What can I expect after treatment?