As per the philosophy, channels of energy run throughout the body. These energy channels are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers leads to weakness and disease. The acupuncture procedures unblock the obstructions and reestablish the regular flow through the energy channels and correct imbalances in the circulation of energy to bring the body back to healthy state.

As per the World Health Organisation the effectiveness of acupuncture, has been demonstrated both through numerous clinical trials and laboratory experiments. As a result, 90% of pain clinics in the United Kingdom and 70% in Germany include acupuncture as a form of treatment.

Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved— through controlled trials—to be an effective treatment :

Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy, Allergic rhinitis, Biliary colic, Depression, Dysentery- acute bacillary, Dysmenorrhoea, peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, Facial pain, Headache, Hypertension, essential Hypotension, primary Induction of labour, Knee pain, Leukopenia, Low back pain, Malposition of fetus, correction of Morning sickness Nausea and vomiting, Neck pain, Pain in dentistry, Periarthritis of shoulder, Postoperative pain, Renal colic Rheumatoid arthritis, Sciatica, Sprain, Stroke, Tennis elbow

Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed*:

Abdominal pain, Acne vulgaris, Alcohol dependence and detoxification, Bell’s palsy, Bronchial asthma, Cancer pain, Cardiac neurosis, Cholecystitis, chronic with acute Cholelithiasis, Competition stress syndrome, Craniocerebral injury closed, Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent, Earache, Epidemic haemorrhagic fever, Epistaxis, simple Eye pain due to subconjunctival injection, Female infertility, Facial spasm, Female urethral syndrome, Fibromyalgia and fasciitis, Gouty arthritis, Hepatitis B virus carrier status, Herpes zoster, Hyperlipaemia, Hypo-ovarianism, Insomnia, Labour pain, Lactation deficiency, Male sexual dysfunction, Neuralgia, post-herpetic Neurodermatitis, Obesity, Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence, Osteoarthritis, Pain due to endoscopic examination, Pain in thromboangiitis obliterans, Polycystic ovary syndrome, Postoperative convalescence, Premenstrual syndrome, Prostatitis, chronic Pruritus, Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome, Raynaud syndrome, primary Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection, Reflex sympathetic dystrophy, Retention of urine, traumatic Schizophrenia, Sialism, drug-induced Sjögren syndrome, Sore throat (including tonsillitis), Spine pain, acute Stiff neck, Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, Tietze syndrome, Tobacco dependence, Ulcerative colitis, chronic Urolithiasis, Vascular dementia, Whooping cough (pertussis).

(ref: Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials. WHO)

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