Acupuncture Indications


This page lists the acupuncture applications recommended by the WHO (World Health Organization) and the AAMA (American Academy of Medical Acupuncture).

But there is obviously more...

...virtually any, even here non-listed, conditions have the potential to improve when imbalances and energy flow normalize and default homeostasis reemerges inducing natural healing.



Hint and Link

Please, click on the links below for more detailed explanation how this healing art can be utilized for a large variety of seemingly different health problems.


ACUTE AND CHRONIC PAIN

  • Migraine
  • Muscle tension headaches
  • Temporomandibular joint pain(TMJ)
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Cervical and thoracic soft tissue pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Joint pain(Arthritis-arthrosis)
  • Bursitis, tendonitis, epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Neuralgias: Trigeminal, Postherpetic, Peripheral
  • Phantom pain (Postamputation Neuromas>
  • Myofascial pain patterns
  • Stress-related myofascial symptoms
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
  • Nerve entrapments (Carpal tunnel, Piriformis syndrome, etc.)
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Scar pain following surgery
  • Chest pain (negative work-up)

  • COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE

  • Wrinkles
  • Anti-aging
  • Face-lift
  • Facial rejuvenation

  • TRAUMA

  • Acute muscle spasms
  • Athletic injuries
  • Torticollis
  • Musculo-tendinous sprains and strains
  • Swellings
  • Contusions
  • Minor burns
  • Tremors, Tics, Contractures
  • Fractures: assisting in pain-control, edema, enhancing bone healing
  • Closed Head Injuries (negative CT)

  • ACUTE VIRAL ILLNESS

  • Common cold
  • Sore throat
  • Nasal drip
  • Sinusitis
  • Viral bronchitis
  • Stomach flu

  • ADDICTIONS

  • Substance abuse problems
  • Alcohol problems
  • Smoking cessation
  • Obesity

  • EARLY FUNCTIONAL DISTURBANCES

  • Ill-defined fatigue
  • Low energy
  • Mild depression

  • MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCES

  • Anxiety
  • Excitability
  • Irritability
  • Worry
  • Panic
  • Early stages of depression
  • Fearful states
  • Anorexia-bulimia
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Insomnia
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • IMMUNE DYSREGULATION DISORDERS

  • Inflammatory disorders
  • Asthma
  • Bronchospasm
  • Allergies
  • Sinusitis
  • Pharyngitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Autoimmune disorders

  • AUTONOMIC DYSTURBANCES

  • Idiopathic palpitations
  • Sinus tachychardia
  • Restless leg
  • Hyperthermia

  • WOMEN HEALTH

  • Menstrual cramps
  • Menopause
  • Hot flushes
  • Infertility
  • Pelvic pain
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Endometriosis
  • Herpes flare-ups
  • Click for thehotflushera.com Click for more information on hotflushes and menopause facts, FAQs, and natural remedies. Highly entertaining and informative...


    FUNCTIONAL GASTRO-INTESTINAL DISORDERS

  • Gastroenteritis (stomach-flu)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Esophageal spasm
  • Hyperacidity (GERD)
  • Slow gastric emptying
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Hepatitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Postoperative ileus
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Distention-flatulence-tenesmus

  • GENITO-URINARY DISORDERS

  • Frequent urination
  • Nocturia
  • Irritable bladder
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Retention (neurogenic, spastic, adverse drug effect)
  • Prostatitis
  • Male infertility
  • Some forms of mpotence
  • Erectile Dysfunctions
  • Diminished libido

  • NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS (Scalp Acupuncture)

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig)
  • Narcolepsy
  • Degenerative disc disease with or without radicular pain
  • Cervical and lumbar spine syndromes
  • Paresthesiae
  • Seventh nerve palsy(Bell`s)
  • Sequelae of CVA's (aphasia, hemiplegia)
  • Vertigo(Meniere's)
  • Tinnitus (ear ringing)
  • Persistent hiccups
  • Cough with contraindications for narcotics
  • Drug detoxification
  • ...more details at Chinese Scalp Acupuncture Indications


    SELECTED SKIN PROBLEMS

  • Urticaria
  • Pruritus
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Shingles

  • PALLIATIVE CARE

  • Cancer
  • Intractable nausea and vomiting
  • Tumor lysis syndrome
  • Other side effects of chemotherapy
  • Vasomotor symptoms (Raynaud)


    Curtis

  • Curtis is a young gentleman, (not a patient of mine) who actually self-healed himself from an "incurable", very frustrating disease by utilizing acupuncture principles. He became an enthusiastic TCM advocate. Here's his story...


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