While the Chinese population has used Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years and literally hundreds of health concerns, in the 1980s the World Health Organization recognized acupuncture as useful and effective for the following health conditions:

  • Addiction, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs

  • Asthma, Bronchial (especially in children)

  • Bedwetting

  • Bladder Dysfunction

  • Bronchitis, acute

  • Cataracts (without complications)

  • Common cold

  • Conjunctivitis

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • Duodenal Ulcers

  • Facial Palsy in its early states

  • Gastric Hyperacidity

  • Gastritis, acute and chronic

  • Gastroptosis

  • Gingivitis

  • Headache

  • Hiccups

  • Intercostal Neuralgia

  • Low Back Pain

  • Migraine

  • Meniereís Disease

  • Myopia in Children

  • Neurological damage (rehab)

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Peripheral Neuropathies

  • Pharyngitis, acute and chronic

  • Poliomyelitis

  • Retinitis, central

  • Rhinitis

  • Sciatica

  • Shoulder, Frozen

  • Sinusitis, acute

  • Stroke, loss of feeling after

  • Tennis elbow

  • Tonsillitis, acute

  • Toothache, post extraction pain

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

This list continues to grow as more and more research findings are revealed.

For more information, visit the World Health Organizationís website:

It is an excellent source for a wide variety of health-related issues.