Can acupuncture help my condition?

According to a Beijing seminar organized by the World Health Organization, the following list (based on clinical experience) demonstrates the kinds of illnesses which acupuncturists, in general, feel confident they can deal with:


• Respiratory disorders: Colds, acute sinusitis, acute tonsillitis, acute bronchitis, bronchial asthma (also allergies), pneumonia;

• Eye disorders: Acute conjunctivitis, myopia (in children), cataract (without complications);

• Mouth disorders: Toothache, post extraction pain, inflamed gums, acute and chronic pharyngitis;

• Digestive disorders: Esophagus spasm, hiccups, hyperacidity, chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief), acute duodenal ulcer (without complication), colitis (acute and chronic), bacillary dysentery (acute), constipation, diarrhea, digestive trouble, indegestion, irritable bowel symdrome, paralytic ileus;

• Disorders of the nervous system: Headache, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, facial palsy (early stage), peripheral neuropathies, Meniere’s disease, neurogenic bladder dysfunction;

• Bone and muscle disorders: Low back pain, scatica, osteoarthritis, “frozen shoulder”, “tennis elbow”