Acupuncture Treatable Conditions

Studies have shown that acupuncture stimulation induces the following physiological effects:

  • Pain relief
  • Promotion of tissue heating processes
  • Regulation of gastrointestinal motility
  • Anti-inflammatory effects
  • Immunoregulation
  • Hormone and reproductive regulation
  • Antifebrile effects

Clinical trials indicate that acupuncture therapy can be effective in the following conditions:

  • Musculoskeletal problems: muscle soreness, back pain, osteoarthritis, and degenerative joint disease.
  • Neurological disorders: seizures, intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), laryngeal hemiplegia, and facial and radial nerve paralysis
  • Gastrointestinal disorders: diarrhea, gastric ulcers, colic, vomiting, constipation and impactions
  • Other chronic conditions: anhidrosis, heaves, asthma, cough, uveitis, renal failure, chronic liver diseases, behavioral problems, infertility, Cushing’s disease, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, geriatric weakness and skin problems.
  • Quality of life, maintenance and enhancement, and hospice care.
  • Performance enhancement and the prevention of disease.

Cautions and Contraindications

Acupuncture should be used with caution in the following conditions: fractures, pregnancy and open wounds and tumors.

 

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