kind of diseases can Chinese Medicine treat?
Traditional Chinese medicine recognizes that all diseases
are only symptoms of a deeper, underlying health problem.
Therefore a comprehensive diagnosis is compiled which takes
into consideration the individual's body mind and spirit rather
than simply categorizing them into a one-sided symptom picture.
Therefore, it would be most accurate to say that Chinese medicine
treats disorders of Qi, blood, body fluids and disturbances
of the internal organs. This however, does not correspond
to the western vocabulary of named diseases. Chinese medicine's
strength comes not only in treating specific diseases but
also in it's power to detect imbalances before they become
The World Health Organization of the United Nations has compiled
the following list of some of the many conditions for which
acupuncture is considered appropriate:
Infections: colds and flu, bronchitis, hepatitis
Internal disorders: diabetes, hypoglycemia, asthma,
high blood pressure, ulcers, colitis, indigestion, hemorrhoids,
Eyes-ears-nose-throat: deafness, ringing in the ears,
poor eyesight, dizziness, sinus infection, sore throat, hay
Dermatological: eczema, acne, herpes
Musculo-Skeletal and Neurologic: arthitis, neuralgia,
sciatica, back pain, bursitis, tendinitis, stiff neck, Bell's
palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, headache, stroke, cerebral palsy,
polio, sprains and strains.
Genito-Urinary and Reproductive: impotence, infertility,
PMS, pelvic inflammatory disease, vaginitis, irregular menses
or menstrual cramps, morning sickness,
Mental - Emotional anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia
Other conditions which are commonly treated with Chinese
allergies, stop smoking, cardio-vascular problems, loose weight,
pediatric diseases, post partum care, geriatric diseases,
sexual dysfunction, hiccups, toothache, joint pain, frequent,
urgent or painful urination, low energy, migraine, headaches,
sports injuries, fibroids.
For more information about conditions treated with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: