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


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

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

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)

Indications list of acupuncture

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