Isthmus Wellness Treats a Variety of Conditions

The nature of holistic medicine and acupuncture specifically allows us to treat a wide variety of symptoms, including pain, headaches, digestive problems, menstrual cramps,  sports and work-related injuries, among many others. Acupuncture and massage can be used as the treatment of choice for sprains and strains, allergies, poor digestion, menstrual problems, menopause, headaches, neck and back pain, fatigue, stress, and other minor and self-limiting illnesses.

Disorders and Conditions Treated Effectively with Acupuncture

The World Health Organization Interregional Seminar drew up the following provisional list of diseases that lend themselves to acupuncture treatment. The list is based on clinical experience, and not necessarily on controlled clinical research: furthermore, the inclusion of specific diseases are not meant to indicate the extent of acupuncture’s efficacy in treating them.

The following is a list of conditions which the World Health Organization determined may respond to acupuncture.

Upper Respiratory Tract Conditions Treated

•          Acute sinusitis
•          Acute rhinitis
•          Common Cold
•          Acute tonsillitis

Respiratory Conditions Treated

•          Acute bronchitis
•          Bronchial asthma (most effective in children and in patients without complicating diseases)

Eye Conditions Treated

•          Acute conjunctivitis
•          Central retinitis
•          Myopia (in children)
•          Cataract (without complications)

Mouth Conditions Treated

•          Toothache, post-extraction pain
•          Gingivitis
•          Acute and chronic pharyngitis

Gastro-intestinal Conditions Treated

•          Spasms of esophagus and cardia
•          Hiccough
•          Gastroptosis
•          Acute and chronic gastritis
•          Gastric hyperacidity
•          Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
•          Acute duodenal ulcer (without complications)
•          Acute and chronic colitis
•          Acute bacillary dysentery
•          Constipation
•          Diarrhea
•          Paralytic ileus

Neurological Disorders and Conditions Treated

•          Headache and migraine
•          Trigeminal neuralgia
•          Facial palsy (early stage, i.e., within three to six months)
•          Pareses following a stroke
•          Peripheral neuropathies
•          Sequelae of poliomyelitis (early stage, i.e., within six months)
•          Meniere’s disease
•          Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
•          Nocturnal enuresis
•          Intercostal neuralgia
•          Cervicobrachial syndrome
•          “Frozen shoulder,” “tennis elbow”
•          Sciatica
•          Low back pain
•          Osteoarthritis


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