The reason why Oriental Medicine is often so effective is that it directs its attention to the “whole” person. It considers the physiological, psychological and environmental factors of a person’s well being. All of these aspects together are not often significant to mainstream medicine. It is through this approach that Oriental Medicine commonly treats conditions which seem unexplainable or have been ineffectively treated using conventional medicine.
The following list is a sample of what can be treated with Acupuncture and is a list recommended by the World Health Organisation.
Musculo-Skeletal – lower back pain, joint sprains, muscle strain, tennis elbow, thoracic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, arthritis, sporting injuries, sports performance or enhancement.
Respiratory – sinus problems, hay fever, common cold and flu, asthma, bronchitis, painful respiration, pleurisy and emphysema.
Ear, Nose and Throat – tinnitus, nerve deafness, eye problems, sinusitis, nose bleed and loss of smell.
Gastrointestinal – constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, hemorrhoids, heartburn and reflux, colitis, hyperacidity, spastic colon.
Cardiovascular – angina, palpitations, high and low blood pressure, cold extremities.
Women’s Health – irregular or painful periods, excessive menstrual bleeding, some fertility disorders, premenstrual difficulties, menopausal symptoms.
Pregnancy – morning sickness, breech baby, heartburn, lower back pain, preparation for labour.
Neurological – headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, shingles, meniere’s disease, tinnitus, bell’s palsy, post- stroke syndrome, insomnia.
Metabolic Disorders – chronic fatigue syndrome, adrenal insufficiency, hormonal irregularities.
Psychological disorders – post traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, smoking/drug addiction.
Mens Health – fertility issues, erectile disfunction, prostate difficulties, hair loss.
Skin Disorders – acne, eczema, psoriasis and painful scars.