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Ailments

Acupuncture has been utilized for millenia to treat myriad conditions.  The World Health Organization (WHO) published a review of diseases and disorders that can be treated with acupuncture.  A brief mention of the disorders and diseases that can be treated with acupuncture are listed below.  The full text can be accessed here.

Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)
Acne vulgaris
Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
Alcohol dependence and detoxification
Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
Bell’s palsy
Biliary colic
Breathlessness in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Bronchial asthma
Cancer pain
Cardiac neurosis
Chloasma
Cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation
Cholelithiasis
Choroidopathy, central serous
Colour blindness
Coma
Competition stress syndrome
Convulsions in infants
Coronary heart disease (angina pectoris)
Craniocerebral injury, closed
Deafness
Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent
Diarrhoea in infants and young children
Dysentery, acute bacillary
Dysmenorrhoea, primary
Earache
Encephalitis, viral, in children, late stage
Epidemic haemorrhagic fever
Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
Epistaxis, simple (without generalized or local disease)
Eye pain due to subconjunctival injection
Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
Facial spasm
Female infertility
Female urethral syndrome
Fibromyalgia and fasciitis
Gastrokinetic disturbance
Gouty arthritis
Headache
Hepatitis B virus carrier status
Herpes zoster (human (alpha) herpesvirus 3)
Hyperlipaemia
Hypertension, essential
Hypo-ovarianism
Hypophrenia
Hypotension, primary
Induction of labour
Insomnia
Irritable colon syndrome
Knee pain
Labour pain
Lactation, deficiency
Leukopenia
Low back pain
Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic
Malposition of fetus, correction of
Ménière disease
Morning sickness
Nausea and vomiting
Neck pain
Neuralgia, post-herpetic
Neurodermatitis
Neuropathic bladder in spinal cord injury
Obesity
Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence
Osteoarthritis
Pain due to endoscopic examination
Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
Pain in thromboangiitis obliterans
Paralysis, progressive bulbar and pseudobulbar
Periarthritis of shoulder
Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein–Leventhal syndrome)
Postextubation in children
Postoperative convalescence
Postoperative pain
Premenstrual syndrome
Prostatitis, chronic
Pruritus
Pulmonary heart disease, chronic
Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome
Raynaud syndrome, primary
Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Renal colic
Retention of urine, traumatic
Rheumatoid arthritis
Schizophrenia
Sciatica
Sialism, drug-induced
Sjögren syndrome
Small airway obstruction
Sore throat (including tonsillitis)
Spine pain, acute
Sprain
Stiff neck
Stroke
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
Tennis elbow
Tietze syndrome
Tobacco dependence
Tourette syndrome
Ulcerative colitis, chronic
Urolithiasis
Vascular dementia
Whooping cough (pertussis)