Internal Medicine

Commonly Treated Conditions

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


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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

Why is Acupuncture a Good Choice for Me?

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

  • Non-toxic and natural

  • 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. Oftentimes, conventional medicines or medical procedures carry serious risks, some of which are potentially fatal. Acupuncture offers an all-natural method of treatment that is entirely customizable to meet each patient’s unique needs.

Make an Appointment

If you or someone you know has suffered an ailment or is seeking greater wellbeing, make an appointment today. Call to find out how the knowledgeable staff of Eastside Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine can help you achieve greater health and happiness.

World Health Organization – Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinic Trials

About Eastside Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine

Eastside Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine practitioner Minerva Henson assists her patients with the body’s natural ability to heal itself. As an East Asian Medicine Practitioner, her role is to restore the body’s natural harmony, as well as educate and encourage patients.

If conventional methods have failed to deliver the well being you deserve, acupuncture may be the best course for you. Come try it under the care of Minerva in the safe setting of Eastside Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine. EAIM is located in Kirkland, Washington.

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