Medical conditions that can be treated by Acupuncture:

"Diseases and disorders that can be treated with acupuncture The diseases or disorders for which acupuncture therapy has been tested in controlled clinical trials reported in the recent literature can be classified into four categories as shown below.

 

1. Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved— through controlled trials—to be an effective treatment:

Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy

Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)

Biliary colic

Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)

Dysentery,

acute bacillary

Dysmenorrhoea,

primary Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)

Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)

Headache

Hypertension,

essential Hypotension,

primary Induction of labour

Knee pain

Leukopenia Low back pain

Malposition of fetus,

correction of Morning sickness

Nausea and vomiting

Neck pain Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)

Periarthritis of shoulder

Postoperative pain

Renal colic

Rheumatoid arthritis

 Sciatica

Sprain

Stroke

Tennis elbow

 

2. Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed:

 

Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)

Acne vulgaris

Alcohol dependence and detoxification

Bell’s palsy

Bronchial asthma

Cancer pain

Cardiac neurosis

Cholecystitis, chronic,

with acute exacerbation Cholelithiasis

Competition stress syndrome

Craniocerebral injury,

 Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent

Earache

Epidemic haemorrhagic fever

Epistaxis, simple (without generalized or local disease)

Eye pain due to subconjunctival injection

Female infertility

Facial spasm

Female urethral syndrome

Fibromyalgia and fasciitis

Gastrokinetic disturbance

Gouty arthritis

Hepatitis B virus carrier status

Herpes zoster (human (alpha) herpesvirus 3)

Hyperlipaemia

Hypo-ovarianism

Insomnia

Labour pain

Lactation,

 Male sexual dysfunction,

non-organic Ménière disease 

Neuralgia, post-herpetic

Neurodermatitis

Obesity

Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence

Osteoarthritis

Pain due to endoscopic examination

Pain in thromboangiitis obliterans

Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein–Leventhal syndrome)

Postextubation in children

Postoperative convalescence

Premenstrual syndrome

Prostatitis,

chronic Pruritus

Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome

Raynaud syndrome,

primary Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy

Retention of urine,traumatic

Schizophrenia

Sialism, drug-induced

Sjögren syndrome

Sore throat (including tonsillitis)

Spine pain,

acute Stiff neck

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction

Tietze syndrome

Tobacco dependence

Tourette syndrome

Ulcerative colitis,

chronic Urolithiasis

Vascular dementia

Whooping cough (pertussis)

 

3-Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which there are only individual
controlled trials reporting some therapeutic effects, but for which acupuncture
is worth trying because treatment by conventional and other therapies is
difficult:

Chloasma

Choroidopathy, central serous

 Colour blindness

Deafness

Hypophrenia

Irritable colon syndrome

Neuropathic bladder in spinal cord injury

Pulmonary heart disease,

chronic Small airway obstruction

 

4. Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture may be tried provided the practitioner has special modern medical knowledge and adequate monitoring equipment:

 

Breathlessness in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Coma

Convulsions in infants

Coronary heart disease (angina pectoris)

Diarrhoea in infants and young children

Encephalitis, viral, in children,

late stage Paralysis, progressive bulbar and pseudobulbar" 2

Contact

1-VIC Medical Doctors Northcote 

Northcote Plaza Shopping Centre 

Shop 5, 3 Separation St,

Northcote,VIC, 3070

​​Tel: (03)94823881

www.vicmedicaldoctors.com.au 

2-VIC Medical Doctors Doncaster

Westfield Doncaster

Shop G042, NAB area 

619 Doncaster Road,

Doncaster,VIC,3108

Tel:(03)98484416

www.vicmedicaldoctors.com.au 

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