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Acupuncture in a Nutshell

Acupuncture, is one of the oldest systems of healing art in the world.

Acupuncture is practiced for more than 3,500 years. It has a recorded history of about 2,000 years

Acupuncture is a part of Chinese Medicine. It continues to gain popularity in the United States.

How acupuncture is done?


Very thin “single use” needles are inserted into your skin at the particular points on your body to influence the energy flow. Other elements and forms like heat, pressure, and electrical current may be utilized to complement treatment by needles.


List of CONDITIONS RECOMMENDED FOR ACUPUNCTURE by the World Health Organization

Acute sinusitis 
Acute rhinitis 
Common cold 
Acute tonsillitis
Bronchopulmonary Diseases 
Acute bronchitis 
Bronchial asthma
Eye Disorders 
Acute conjunctivitis 
Cataract (without complications) Myopia 
Central retinitis
Disorders of the Mouth Cavity 
Toothache Pain after tooth extraction Gingivitis Pharyngitis
Orthopedic Disorders 
Periarthritis humeroscapularis 
Tennis elbow 
Sciatica 
Low back pain 
Rheumatoid arthritis
Gastrointestinal Disorders 
Spasm of the esophagus and cardia 
Hiccups 
Gastroptosis 
Acute and chronic gastritis 
Gastric hyperacidity 
Chronic duodenal ulcer 
Acute and chronic colitis 
Acute bacterial dysentery 
Constipation 
Diarrhea 
Paralytic ileus
Neurologic Disorders 
Headache 
Migraine 
Trigeminal neuralgia 
Facial paralysis 
Paralysis after apoplectic fit 
Peripheral neuropathy 
Paralysis caused by poliomyelitis 
Meniere's syndrome 
Neurogenic bladder dysfunction 
Nocturnal enuresis 
Intercostal neuralgia

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