WHO Recommendations for acupuncture treatment
Published in:2016-05-13 16:00:46    Text size:【big】【middle】【Small

According to report published by World Health Organization, more than one hundred indication were discussed and divided into four groups with the relevant clinical trails support. 


The following 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

(Retrieved from http://www.evidencebasedacupuncture.org/who-official-position/)



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