indications world health Organization 

The world health organization recommends acupuncture and traditional Oriental medicine as effective treatment for a variety of conditions that have been researched.

In the late 1970s, the World Health Organization recognized over 40 common disorders and conditions for which the ability of acupuncture has been proved through clinical research to be an effective treatment and have much therapeutic value. In fact, Acupuncture and Oriental medicine could treat beyond these disorders which have been demonstrated by empirical knowledge through thousand years of practice in Asia.

 

Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been recommended as an beneficial and effective treatment:

 

• Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)
• Acne vulgaris
• Alcohol dependence and detoxification
• Allergic rhinitis
• Bell's palsy
• Biliary colic
• Bronchial asthma
• Cancer pain
• Cardiac neurosis
• Competition Stress syndrome
• Depression
• Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent
• Dysmenorrhea, primary
• Earache
• Epigastralgia, acute
• Facial pain
• Facial spasm
• Female infertility
• Female urethral syndrome
• Fibromyalgia and fasciitis
• Gastritis
• Gastro spasm
• Gastrokinetic disturbance
• Gouty arthritis
• Headache
• Hypertension, essential
• Hypo-ovarianism
• Hypotension, primary
• Insomnia
• Knee pain
• Labour pain
• Lactation, deficiency
• Leukopenia
• Low back pain
• Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic
• Ménière disease
• Morning sicknessk pain


• Nausea and vomiting
• Neck pain
• Neuralgia, post-herpetic
• Neurodermatitis
• Obesity
• Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence
• Osteoarthritis
• Pain in dentistry
• Periarthritis of shoulder
• Postextubation in children
• Postoperative convalescence
• Postoperative pain
• Premenstrual syndrome
• Prostatitis, chronic
• Pruritus
• Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome
• Raynaud syndrome, primary
• Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection
• Renal colic
• Retention of urine
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Schizophrenia
• Sciatica
• Sjögren syndrome
• Sore throat
• Spine pain, acute
• Sprain
• Stiff neck
• Stroke
• Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
• Tennis elbow
• Tietze syndrome
• Tobacco dependence
• Ulcerative colitis, chronic
• Urolithiasis
• Vascular dementia
• Whooping cough