Dr. Bella Fooksman, D.Ac., L.Ac.  -
Treatable Conditions
 
 
 
Acupuncture is not only an effective preventive medicine -helping to regulate various physiological functions for the maintenance of health - but also treats myriad physical, emotional and mental conditions at their root causes.
 
 
In 2003, The World Health Organization indicated the following diseases or disorders for which Acupuncture effectiveness has been shown:
 
  • 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)
 
 
 
Source: Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, World Health Organization, 2003
 
 
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If you have any questions, or would like to discuss your specific needs, please contact Bella at 410-916-2292
or via e-mail at info@bfacupuncture.com.