Acupuncture: Commonly Treated Conditions

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Ancient Tradition with Modern Results

Throughout the centuries, acupuncture and other Eastern medicine practices have reliably remedied a variety of discomforts, diseases, and disorders. Now these Eastern modalities are globally recognized for their effectiveness.

Why is Acupuncture a Good Choice for Me? 

The World Health Organization notes many benefits of acupuncture, including the following:

  • Non-toxic and natural treatment

  • Adverse reactions are minimal

  • No risk of dependency

  • No risk of negative drug interactions

  • Can prevent surgical intervention and associated risk of infection

Acupuncture is highly effective and safe. It offers a gentle method of treatment that is entirely customizable to meet each patient’s unique needs.

Conditions Treated by Acupuncture

The World Health Organization (WHO) has compiled a list of the conditions for which acupuncture has been proven to effectively treat1:

Pain in the/due to:

  • An operation (postoperative)

  • Dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)

  • Face (including craniomandibular disorders)

  • Knee

  • Headache

  • Low back

  • Neck

Other Conditions:

  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy

  • 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)

  • Hypertension, essential

  • Hypotension, primary

  • Induction of labor

  • Leukopenia

  • Malposition of fetus

  • Morning sickness

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Periarthritis of shoulder

  • Renal colic

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Sciatica

  • Sprain

  • Stroke

  • Tennis elbow

WHO also cites the following conditions in which acupuncture has been shown to have healing effect:

Pain in the/due to:

  • Abdomen (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)

  • Cancer

  • Earache

  • Endoscopic examination

  • Eye, due to subconjunctival injection

  • Labor

  • Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome

  • Spine (acute)

  • Thromboangiitis obliterans

Other Conditions:

  • Acne vulgaris

  • Alcohol dependence and detoxification

  • Bell’s palsy

  • Bronchial asthma

  • Cardiac neurosis

  • Cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation

  • Cholelithiasis

  • Competition stress syndrome

  • Craniocerebral injury, closed

  • Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent

  • Epidemic haemorrhagic fever

  • Epistaxis, simple (without generalized or local disease)

  • Female infertility

  • Facial spasm

  • Female urethral syndrome

  • Fibromyalgia and fasciitis

  • Gastrokinetic disturbance

  • Gouty arthritis

  • Hepatitis B virus carrier status

  • Herpes zoster (human (alpha) herpesvirus 3)

  • Hyperlipaemia

  • Hypo-ovarianism

  • Insomnia

  • Lactation, deficiency

  • Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic

  • Ménière disease

  • Neuralgia, post-herpetic

  • Neurodermatitis

  • Obesity

  • Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein-Leventhal syndrome)

  • Postextubation in children

  • Postoperative convalescence

  • Premenstrual syndrome

  • Prostatitis, chronic

  • Pruritus

  • Raynaud syndrome, primary

  • Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection

  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy

  • Retention of urine, traumatic

  • Schizophrenia

  • Sialism, drug-induced

  • Sjögren syndrome

  • Sore throat (including tonsillitis)

  • Stiff neck

  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction

  • Tietze syndrome

  • Tobacco dependence

  • Tourette syndrome

  • Ulcerative colitis, chronic

  • Urolithiasis

  • Vascular dementia

  • Whooping cough (pertussis)

WHO notes that compared to the difficulty of conventional methods, acupuncture is a worthwhile treatment of:

  • Chloasma

  • Choroidopathy, central serous

  • Colour blindness

  • Deafness

  • Hypophrenia

  • Irritable colon syndrome

  • Neuropathic bladder in spinal cord injury

  • Pulmonary heart disease (chronic)

  • Small airway obstruction

Make an Appointment

As you can see, acupuncture is widely effective. It is likely that acupuncture could significantly improve your life as well. Make an appointment today by calling 425.466.3505 or SCHEDULING ONLINE NOW.


About Hado Health

At Hado Health, we take a stand for your well-being and quality of life. Our end goal is to go beyond simply easing your pain. We will work with you at multiple levels (physical, emotional, and mental) to make sure we provide healing that targets the root of your condition. The results we’ve had with our patients show we are able to achieve this by blending the ancient wisdom of the East with the inquisitive mind of the West. We work collaboratively with each patient to provide a deeper and more holistic form of healthcare while holding ourselves to the highest professional and ethical standards.


Call 425.466.3505 with questions or to schedule your appointment today! Or come see us at 17924, 140th Ave NE, Suite 204 Woodinville, WA 98072.

Who We HelpJenna Lee Dillon