The WHO List

The World Health Organization Approves Acupuncture

In 1979, the World Health Organization (WHO) – the health branch of the United Nations – found acupuncture to be effective in the treatment of over 40 common problems.  Some of the more common ones that I see in my New York City clinic include:

Addictions

(Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco)

Anxiety

Arthritis

Asthma

Bronchitis

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue

Colitis

Common Cold

Constipation

Dental Pain

Depression, including SAD

(Seasonal Affective Disorder)

Diarrhea

Digestive Trouble

Dizziness

Dysentery

Emotional Problems

Eye Problems

Facial Palsy / Tics

Fatigue

Fertility

Fibromyalgia

Frozen Shoulder

Headache / Migraine

Hiccups

Incontinence

Indigestion

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Low Back Pain

Menopause

Menstrual Irregularities

Nausea

Numbness or Tingling

Osteoarthritis

Pain

Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Pneumonia

Rhinitis

Sciatica

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Shoulder Pain

Sinusitis

Sleep Disturbances

Sore Throat

Stress

Tennis Elbow

Tonsillitis

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Vomiting

 

The National Institute of Health (NIH) conducted its own extensive research in November, 1997, primarily focusing on the biological basis and efficacy of acupuncture.  While they concur with WHO on many conditions and additionally recommend acupuncture as an effective treatment for asthma, the 1997 NIH panel concluded:

There is sufficient evidence of acupuncture’s value to expand its use into conventional medicine and to encourage further studies of its physiology and clinical value.”

NIH, 1997.

Please visit the NIH website @ http://nccam.nci.nih.gov/health/acupuncture/ for more information.

If you are interested in learning if this ancient medicine is able to help you, I welcome your contact.

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING:

Since I last visited your office for acupuncture, I have to tell you I feel amazing!

To be specific – I went to visit you because my lower back at L4-L5 was starting to wear me down.  Now I can get back to doing everything I could before the pain started. In addition, my sleep has improved and I no longer experience cold hands and feet. Daniel, I want to thank you both for being so attentive and helping me to get back to normal.

See you again in four weeks.

Jason L., East Village, New York

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