Textbook listed conditions run into the hundreds. Typical ailments usually responding to acupuncture health care includes: neuralgia, headaches. trigeminal neuralgia, tics, spasms, muscular rheumatism, neuralgia of the shoulders and arm, tennis elbow, osteoarthritis, rheumatism, ulcers,
stomach problems, diarrhea, hepatitis, asthma, bronchitis, shortness of breath, coughs, certain types of heart trouble, abnormal blood pressure, hemorrhoids, lumbago, bladder irritation, bed wetting, certain kidney problems, female disorders, impotence, glauooma (sometimes), weak eyesight,
hay fever. loss of smell, tonsillitis, loss of hearing, skin conditions, and even nervous or psychiatric factors based on the fact that often mental problems
arise from physical disorders.
The above list may seem long as though
acupuncture were a Panacea. The truth is that most textbooks list over two hundred diseases. Please be mindful of the fact that acupuncture is not like one
drug used for one condition. On the contrary, it is a complete healing art within itself, concerned with the systems of the body such as nervous, circulatory,
digestive, respiratory, reproductive, hormonal, musculature,etc:., and seeks to correct health problems within those systems.