Research

Traditional Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture and Chinese herbs) is one of the most respected, practiced, and researched modalities of health care. The number of published articles on the successes of TCM is astounding. We wanted to make some of this information available to you to read for yourself, and the links to abstracts that the US National Library of Medicine published are on the bottom of this page. (These are not full articles as you would have to pay the authors/publishers to view them.)

CONDITIONS THAT ARE TREATABLE WITH ACUPUNCTURE

The following is the World Health Organization’s (now recognizable) list of conditions that they acknowledge acupuncture to be used as treatment with positive results. The inclusion of herbal remedies in a scope of practice may broaden the range of disorders that may be successfully treated. After research by both Chinese and Western scientists, it has been proven that acupuncture DOES INDEED increase levels of endogenous morphine-like substances. Clinical studies of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of illnesses have led to acupuncture’s acceptance BEYOND pain control.

Cardiovascular Disorders
Essential hypertension

Neurological Disorders
Headache and migraine
Trigeminal neuralgia
Facial palsy (early stage, within three to six months)
Paresis following stroke
Peripheral neuropathies
Meniere’s Disease
Nocturnal enuresis
Cervicobrachial syndrome
Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
Intercostal neuralgia
Disc problems

Musculo-skeletal Disorders
Muscle pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness
Localized traumatic injuries, sprains, strains, tendonitis, contractures
Arthritis
Fibromyalgia
Work and sports related injuries
Low back pain
Osteoarthritis
“Frozen shoulder”, “tennis elbow”
Sciatica

Respiratory System Disorders
Acute sinusitis
Acute rhinitis
Common cold
Acute tonsillitis
Acute bronchitis
Bronchial asthma

Disorders of the Eye, Ear, Nose & Mouth
Acute conjunctivitis
Central retinitis
Myopia (in children)
Cataract (without complications)
Toothaches, post extraction pain
Gingivitis
Acute and chronic pharyngitis

Gastrointestinal Disorders
Spasms of esophagus and cardia
Irritable bowel and colitis
Hiccough
Gastroptosis
Acute and chronic gastritis
Gastric hyperacidity
Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
Acute duodenal ulcer (without complication)
Acute and chronic colitis
Constipation
Diarrhea
Acute bacillary dysentery
Paralytic ileus

Gynecological Disorders
Infertility (Not WHO recognized. Clinical experience proves effective.)
PMS
Dysmenorrhea
Menopause syndrome
Benign irregular menstruation
Benign amenorrhea

Psychological Disorders
Depression
Anxiety
OCD
PTSD
Somatization disorder
Hypersomnia
Insomnia

Other Disorders
Withdrawal from street and pharmacological drugs
Appetite suppression

 

Articles and Abstracts on Research Regarding TCM:

http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2002/9241545437.pdf

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24215919

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18582529

http://kendal-tackett.www.uppitysciencechick.com/Acupuncture-DepressioninPregnancyStudy.pdf

http://www.corwin.com/upm-data/3552_1CHPR03.pdf#page=41

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24432676

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24254036

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24083027

http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/acm.2009.0599#/doi/abs/10.1089/acm.2009.0599

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