What are the indications for acupuncture?

World Health Organisation (WHO) acknowledges the use of acupuncture in the treatment of numerous conditions:

  • acute bronchitis
  • bronchial asthma
  • allergic rhinitis
  • depression, anxiety
  • dysmenorrhoea
  • gynaecological conditions (menstrual cycle disturbance, cramps, …)
  • acute and chronic gastritis
  • gingivitis (gum inflammation)
  • headaches and migraines
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • tennis elbow
  • lower back area pain (lumbago)
  • post-operative pain
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • periarthritis of the shoulder
  • sports injuries (related pain)
  • nausea and vomiting
  • morning sickness
  • neck pain
  • cervicobrachial syndrome
  • fibromyalgia
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • insomnia
  • giving up smoking
  • paresis after brain stroke
  • peripheral neuropathies
  • neuralgias (trigeminus).