What is the Scope of Acupuncture?
While acupuncture is often associated with pain control, in the hands of a well-trained practitioner, it has a much broader application. Acupuncture can be effective as the only treatment used, or as the support adjunct to other medial treatment forms in many medical and surgical disorders.
The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture in the treatment of a range of medical problems, including:
Digestive disorders: gastritis and hyperacidity, spastic colon, constipation, diarrhea
Respiratory disorders: sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma, and recurrent chest infections
Neurological and Muscular disorders: headaches, facial tics, neck pain, tennis elbow, back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis, etc.
Urinary, menstrual, impotence and reproductive problems.
Acupuncture is particularly useful in resolving physical problems related to tension, stress, pain control, and emotional conditions. Acupuncture treatment is safe and has few side effects.