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Suggestions from the World Health Organization:

Acupuncture has wide indications.  According to the suggestion of WHO in 1980, 43 diseases are recommended to be treated by acupuncture worldwide, they including the following categories.
 (1) Upper Respiratory Tract: Acute sinusitis, acute rhinitis, common cold, acute tonsillitis
 (2) Respiratory System: Acute bronchitis, bronchial asthma (most effective for children and patients without complications)
 (3) Ophthalmology: Acute conjunctivitis, central retinitis, myopia (in children), cataract (without complications)
 (4) Mouth Cavity: Toothache, post-tooth extraction pain, gingivitis, acute and chronic pharyngitis
 (5) Gastrointestinal system: Spasms of esophagus and cardia, hiccup, gastroptosis, acute duodenal ulcer (pain relief), chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief), acute duodenal ulcer without complications, acute colitis, chronic colitis, acute bacillary dysentery, constipation, diarrhea and enteroplegia  
 (6) Nervous, musculoskeletal systems: Headache, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, facial palsy (early stage, i.e., within three to six months), mild paralysis following stroke, peripheral neuropathy, 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, lower back pain and arthritis

Indications of Acupuncture in China:

In the past 20 years according to clinical reports, about 150 diseases were treated by acupuncture, covering internal medicine,surgery, gynecology, pediatrics and dermatology.  It is effective for diseases of the nervous, motor, immune and endocrine systems.  Furthermore, acupuncture is especially effective for about 100 diseases, such as stroke, facial paralysis, rheumatoid arthritis, peripheral nerve injury, etc.
In addition, it is widely used in weight loss, cosmetic treatments, insomnia,smoking cessation and drug withdrawal.

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