When is Acupuncture Indicated?

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For traditional Chinese medicine, a symptom translates to a failing of the movement of Qi (energy). Since acupuncture is a therapy that aims to mobilize Qi, acupuncture effectively treats functional abnormalities, ie, dysfunction not associated with irreversible organ damage. Reestablishing altered movement, function is restored and the pain disappears.

Since emotions are movements of Qi, acupuncture is useful in liberating feelings, and releasing psychic tension. It is not, however, indicated for severe psychosis.

As for organic illnesses or injuries, acupuncture can provide relief only to optimize the performance of the portion uninjured parts of the body, but is not indicated as a primary treatment.

 

Conditions treated or relieved by acupuncture:

ALLERGOLOGY

asthma (child or adult)
allergic rhinitis

CARDIOLOGY

palpitations
functional precoridal pain
cardiac insufficiency

DERMATOLOGY 

hyperhidrosis
neurodermatitis
body odor
itchy skin
hives

ENDOCRINOLOGY

stunting
hyperthyroidism
hypothyroidism

DENTISTRY

oral thrush
gingivitis
halitosis

GASTROENTEROLOGY

anorexia
dyspepsia
epigastric pain
belching
nausea - Vomiting
acute and chronic diarrhea
bloating
intestinal spasms
constipation
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
anal fissures
hemorrhoids
anal itching

GYNECOLOGY

fibrocystic mastopathy
premenstrual syndrome
dysmenorrhea
menopausal syndrome
amenorrhea
menstrual abnormalities (short - irregular - long)
ovarian cysts
endometriosis
functional sterility
cervicitis
inflammation of external genitalia

GENERAL MEDICINE

asthenia
orthostatic dizziness
facial edema
reoccurring colds
Influenza (prevention and early treatment)
reoccurring genitourinary infections
numbness, spasms, tics, contractures
body weight

NEPHROLOGY

renal colic
muscle pain in dialysis patients

NEUMOLOGY

asthma
chronic cough
respiratory tract infections

NEUROLOGY

migraine
facial paralysis
neuralgia
tremors
polyneuritis

OPHTHALMOLOGY

conjunctivitis (acute and repeat)
dry eyes

ENT

aphonia
reoccurring epistaxis
pharyngitis
sinusitis
dizziness

PSYCHOLOGY - PSYCHIATRY

anxiety
stress
irritability
insomnia
panic attacks
depression

RHEUMATOLOGY

cervicalgia
hip pain
backache
lumbar pain
trocanteritis
sciatica
sacralgia
coccydynia
lateral chondritis
epicondylitis
tendinitis
carpal tunnel syndrome

UROLOGY

reocurring cystitis
enuresis
urinary incontinence
chronic prostatitis
trigonitis
neurogenic bladder

VASCULAR SYSTEM

coldness of extremities
arteriosclerosis obliterans
edema
Raynaud's disease