Acupuncture - Traditional Chinese Medicine

 

A universal life energy called "Qi" circulates throughout the body along pathways called "meridians". When this energy flows freely, we experience good health. If energy flow is blocked, the system is disrupted and pain and illness can occur. Acupuncture uses fine needles to stimulate meridian points on the body to free up the Qi energy and restore normal functions and balance to the body.

 

The World Health Organisation lists a wide variety of diseases or disorders for which acupuncture therapy has been tested in controlled clinical trials.  Complete document, published by WHO is available at http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/pdf/s4926e/s4926e.pdf

According to WHO: Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved— through controlled trials—to be an effective treatment:

  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever) 

  • Biliary colic 

  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke) 

  • Dysentery, acute bacillary 

  • Dysmenorrhoea, primary 

  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm) 

  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders) 

  • Headache 

  • Hypertension, 

  • essential Hypotension, 

  • Knee pain 

  • Low back pain 

  • Nausea and vomiting Neck pain 

  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction) 

  • Periarthritis of shoulder 

  • Postoperative pain 

  • Renal colic 

  • Rheumatoid arthritis 

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