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Diseases and Disorders Treated by Acupuncture

What diseases and conditions does Acupuncture treat?  Acupuncture is one of the most effective methods of relieving pain. Like all systems of medicine acupuncture has treatments for almost all illnesses. The list given below is not exhaustive but merely indicative of the range of diseases in which acupuncture is used with good results.


What diseases and conditions does Acupuncture treat?  Acupuncture is one of the most effective methods of relieving pain. Like all systems of medicine acupuncture has treatments for almost all illnesses. The list given below is not exhaustive but merely indicative of the range of diseases in which acupuncture is used with good results.

  • Diseases of Muscles Bones & Joints
  • Diseases of Nervous System
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Cardiac Disorders
  • Vascular Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Disorders of the Gastrointestinal System
  • Liver and Pancreatic Disorders
  • Gynecological Disorders
  • Genito-Urinary Disorders
  • Skin Disorders & Diseases
  • Ear Disorders
  • Eye Disorders
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Disorders of Children

Below are listings diseases and disorders in each category.

DISEASES OF MUSCLES, BONES AND JOlNTS.

  • Frozen Shoulder (Periarthritis)
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee
  • Cervical Spondylosis
  • Backache (slipped disc), with or without sciatica
  • Temporomandibular Arthritis
  • Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Fibromyositis
  • Myalgia
  • Pain in the Chest
  • Intercostal Neuralgia
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Stenosing Tenosynovitis. (De Quervain’s Disease)
  • Ganglion of the Wrist
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Trigger Finger, Snap Thumb
  • Cramp in the Calf Muscles
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Spur on the Heel
  • Planter Fasciitis

 

DiSEASES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM.

  • Hemiplegia, Hemiparesis (Strokes and Paralysis)
  • Parkinsonism
  • Spastic Paralysis, Chorea, Habit Spasm (Tics)
  • Meniere’s Disease, Vertigo and Travel Sickness
  • Headaches
  • Deafness due to nerve damage
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic Douloureux)
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Epilepsy
  • Bulbar Palsy
  • Paraplegia, Paraparesis
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Neuropraxia of the Lateral Popliteal Nerve
  • Muscular Dystrophies (Myopathies and Motor Neurone Disease)
  • Disorders of the Autonomic Nervous System

 

RESPIRATORY DISORDERS

  • Common Cold
  • Sinusitis (both acute and chronic)
  • Hay Fever (Allergic Rhinitis)
  • Tonsillitis
  • Pharyngitis (Sore Threat)
  • Laryngitis, Tracheitis
  • Hoarse Voice
  • Bronchitis
  • Cough
  • Whooping Cough
  • Bronchial Asthma

 

CARDIAC DISORDERS

  • Dyspnoea, (out of breath) due to left ventricular failure, cardiac asthma
  • Bradycardia (slow heart beat)
  • Tachycardia and rhythm disorders of the heart
  • Atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeats)

 

VASCULAR DIS0RDERS

  • Hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Thrombo-angitis obliterans
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Angina Pectoris

 

BLOOD DISORDERS

  • Aplastic anaemia
  • Thrombocytopaenia
  • Leucopaenia (low white blood cell count)

 

DISORDERS OF THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM

  • Stomatitis, Glossitis
  • Toothache
  • Dysphagia (Difficulty of Swallowing)
  • Hiatus Hernia
  • Gastroeosophageal reflux disorder. (G.E.R.D.)
  • Hiccough (Hiccup)
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Gastritis
  • Dyspepsia (indigestion)
  • Peptic Ulcer (Gastric Ulcer and Duodenal Ulcer)
  • Abdominal Distension (Flatulence)
  • Appendicitis
  • Worms
  • Diarrhoea, Dysentery (Bacillary, Amoebic)
  • Intestinal Colic
  • Intestinal obstruction and paralytic illeus
  • Constipation
  • Haemorrhoids (Piles)

 

LIVER AND PANCREATIC DISORDERS

  • Hepatitis. (Infective Hepatitis. Serum Hepatitis)
  • Cirrhosis of the Liver
  • Biliary Colic
  • Pancreatitis
  • Splenomegaly

 

GYNECOLOGICAL DISORDERS IN WOMEN

  • Amenorrhoea
  • Oligomenorrhoea
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)
  • Premenstrual tension Syndrome (P.M.S.)
  • DYSPAREUNIA. (Pain during intercourse)
  • Menorrhagia (excessive bleeding)
  • Leucorrhoea (white discharge from the vagina)
  • Pelvic Inflammations. Salpingitis. Adnexitis. Cervicitis,
  • Vaginitis
  • Utero-Vaginal Prolapse
  • Itching of the Vulva
  • Pain of Secondary Carcinoma of the Cervix, Uterus and Ovaries

 

GENITO-URINARY DISORDERS

  • Nephritis, Pyelitis, Pyelonephritis
  • Haematuria, Oliguria, Anuria
  • Renal Colic
  • Cystitis, Urethritis
  • Retention of Urine
  • Enuresis, Nocturnal Enuresis (Bed Wetting)

SKIN DIS0RDERS & DISEASES

  • Non-Healing Wounds and Chronic Ulcers of the skin
  • Furunculosis (Boils, Acne, pimples)
  • Warts
  • Urticaria (Nettle Rash, Hives), Angioneurotic Edema
  • Lymphangitis
  • Erysipelas
  • Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
  • Eczema
  • Leucoderma (Vitiligo)
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Psoriasis

 

EAR DISORDERS

  • Deafness, Deaf-Mutism
  • Tinnitus
  • Earache
  • Meniere’s Disease Vertigo, Travel Sickness, Labryinthitis

 

EYE DISORDERS

  • Cataract
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Myopia
  • Astigmatism
  • Squint
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Optic Nerve Atrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Night Blindness

 

ENDOCRINE DIS0RDERS

  • Hypogonadism, Sub-Fertility
  • Adrenal Fatigue & failure
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pitutary disorders
  • Obesity of Endocrine Origin

 

PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS

  • Hysteria
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Mental Depression
  • Impotence
  • Frigidity
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Drug Addictions
  • Tobacco addiction. This is very useful to give up smoking

 

DISORDERS OF CHILDREN

  • Infantile Convulsions
  • Febrile Fits
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Nocturnal Enuresis
  • Fevers
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