The World Health Organization* recognizes the ability of acupuncture and traditional Oriental medicine to treat over 43 common disorders including:
Gastrointestinal Disorders, such as food allergies, peptic ulcer, chronic diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, gastrointestinal weakness, and gastritis.
Uro-genital Disorders, including stress incontinence, urinary tract infections, and sexual dysfunction.
Gynecological Disorders, such as irregular, heavy, or painful menstruation, infertility in women and men, menopausal, and premenstrual syndromes.
Respiratory Disorders, such as emphysema, sinusitis, asthma, allergies, and bronchitis.
Disorders of the Bones, Muscles, Joints and Nervous System, such as arthritis, migraine headaches, neuralgia, dizziness, carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, neck and shoulder pain, fibromyalgia, and other pains.
Circulatory Disorders, such as hypertension, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis, and anemia.
Emotional and Psychological Disorders, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, insomnia, and other psycho-somatic disorders.
Addictions, such as alcohol, nicotine, drugs, sex, food, and gambling.
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders
Note: Acupuncture is often an effective therapy for other chronic, painful, or debilitating disorders which have no clear explanation or origin.
*For more information visit: http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/en/d/Js4926e/5.htmlweeblylink_new_window