Conditions Treated with Acupuncture & TCM
Conditions Treated With Acupuncture
The following is a list of conditions which the World Health Organization determined may respond to acupuncture.
Upper Respiratory Tract
Bronchial asthma (most effective in children and in patients without complicating diseases)
Disorders of the Eye
Myopia (in children)
Cataract (without complications)
Disorders of the Mouth
Toothache, post-extraction pain
Acute and chronic pharyngitis
Spasms of esophagus and cardia
Acute and chronic gastritis
Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
Acute duodenal ulcer (without complications)
Acute and chronic colitis
Acute bacillary dysentery
Neurological and Musculo-skeletal Disorders
Headache and migraine
Facial palsy (early stage, i.e., within three to six months)
Pareses following a stroke
Sequelae of poliomyelitis (early stage, i.e., within six months)
Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
"Frozen shoulder," "tennis elbow"
Low back pain
The most common conditions treated effectively by Acupuncture include:
neck and back pain
acute injury-related pain
high and low blood pressure
muscle and nerve conditions
Clinical Application of Commonly Used Acupuncture Points
by Shi Zhen Li
An invaluable source of authoritative information for practising and trainee acupuncturists alike, this highly practical book synthesises the clinical experience gained in the treatment of a wide variety of disorders by four generations of China's foremost exponents of traditional acupuncture.
- 86 of the points most commonly used in acupuncture clinics are emphasised, allowing professionals to focus on the essential points.
- Over 240 detailed case histories illustrate key concepts.
- Pattern identification-based treatment is presented as a holistic approach for better results.
- Clinical experience is offered in combination with classical theory, enabling readers to see how theory can translate into practical results.
- A wide range of point combinations are covered, increasing the possible range of treatment strategies.
- Classical commentaries are analysed in the context of their relevance to today’s applications. Illustrations help readers understand the channel pathways and point locations