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Disorders and Health Issues that can be treated with Acupuncture

Group A Disorders:

Allergic rhinitis (perennial & seasonal)

(Ref: Taw, M. B., Reddy, W. D., Omole, F. S., & Seidman, M. D. (2015). Acupuncture and allergic rhinitis. Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery, 23(3), 216–220. https://doi.org/10.1097/MOO.0000000000000161)

Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting

(Ref: Franconi G, Manni L, Schroder S, Marchetti P, Robinson N. A systematic review of experimental and clinical acupuncture in chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:516916.)

Low back pain

(Ref: Lam M, Galvin R, Curry P. Effectiveness of acupuncture for nonspecific chronic low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Nov 15;38(24):2124-38.)

Headache (tension-type and chronic)

(Ref: Linde K, Allais G, Brinkhaus B, Fei Y, Mehring M, Shin BC, et al. Acupuncture for the prevention of tension-type headache. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016;4:Cd007587.)

Knee osteoarthritis

(Ref: Manyanga T, Froese M, Zarychanski R, Abou-Setta A, Friesen C, Tennenhouse M, et al. Pain management with acupuncture in osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2014;14:312.)

Migraine prophylaxis

(Ref: Da Silva AN. Acupuncture for migraine prevention. Headache. 2015 Mar;55(3):470-3.)

Postoperative nausea & vomiting – Postoperative pain

(Ref: Lee A, Chan SK, Fan LT. Stimulation of the wrist acupuncture point PC6 for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015(11):Cd003281.) And
Wu MS, Chen KH, Chen IF, Huang SK, Tzeng PC, Yeh ML, et al. The Efficacy of Acupuncture in Post-Operative Pain Management: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLOS ONE. 2016;11(3):e0150367.

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Group B Disorders:

 

Anxiety

(Ref: Acupuncture for Treating Anxiety and Depression in Women: A Clinical Systematic Review) AND
Bazzan AJ, Zabrecky G, Monti DA, Newberg AB. Current evidence regarding the management of mood and anxiety disorders using complementary and alternative medicine. Expert Rev Neurother. 2014 Apr;14(4):411- 23.

Acute lower back pain

(Ref: Lam M, Galvin R, Curry P. Effectiveness of acupuncture for nonspecific chronic low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Nov 15;38(24):2124-38.)

Adult asthma

(Ref: Su L, Meng L, Chen R, Wu W, Peng B, Man L. Acupoint Application for Asthma Therapy in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Forsch Komplementmed. 2016;23(1):16-21.)

Constipation

(Ref: Zhang YN, Zhao HJ, Wang Y, Lu Y, Wang SJ. [Effect of Electroacupuncture Intervention on Constipation- predominant Irritable Bowl Syndrome and Colonic CGRP and SP Expression in Rats]. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2016 Feb;41(1):31-4)

• Dry eyes

(Ref: Yang L, Yang Z, Yu H, Song H. Acupuncture therapy is more effective than artificial tears for dry eye syndrome: evidence based on a meta-analysis. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:143858.)

Hypertension

(Ref Wang J, Xiong X, Liu W. Acupuncture for essential hypertension. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Nov 20;169(5):317-26.)

• Induction of Labour

(Ref: Impact of acupressure on onset of labour and labour duration: A systematic review)

Insomnia

(Ref: Zhao K. (2013). Acupuncture for the treatment of insomnia. International review of neurobiology, 111, 217–234. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-411545-3.00011-0)

Labour pain

(Ref: Acupuncture and acupressure for pain management in labour and birth: a critical narrative review of current systematic review evidence)

Lower back pain during pregnancy

(Ref: A systematic review investigating the effectiveness of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for the management of low back and/or pelvic pain (LBPP) in pregnancy)

Elbow pain

(Ref: Acupuncture and moxibustion for lateral elbow pain: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials)

Menopausal hot flushes

(Ref: Effects of acupuncture on menopause-related symptoms and quality of life in women in natural menopause: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials)

Neck pain

(Ref: Trinh K, Graham N, Irnich D, Cameron ID, Forget M. Acupuncture for neck disorders. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016(5):Cd004870.)

• Obesity

(Ref: Esteghamati A, Mazaheri T, Vahidi Rad M, Noshad S. Complementary and alternative medicine for the treatment of obesity: a critical review. Int J Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Apr;13(2):e19678.)

Planter heel pain/Plantar Fasciitis

(Ref: Thiagarajah A. G. (2017). How effective is acupuncture for reducing pain due to plantar fasciitis? Singapore medical journal, 58(2), 92–97. https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2016143)

Post traumatic stress disorder

(Ref: Engel CC, Cordova EH, Benedek DM, Liu X, Gore KL, Goertz C, et al. Randomized effectiveness trial of a brief course of acupuncture for posttraumatic stress disorder. Med Care. 2014 Dec;52(12 Suppl 5):S57-64.)

Prostatitis/ chronic pelvic pain syndrome

(Ref: Chang SC, Hsu CH, Hsu CK, Yang SS, Chang SJ. The efficacy of acupuncture in managing patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: A systemic review and meta-analysis. Neurourol Urodyn. 2016 Jan 6.)

Restless leg syndrome

(Ref: Bega D, Malkani R. Alternative treatment of restless legs syndrome: an overview of the evidence for mind- body interventions, lifestyle interventions, and neutraceuticals. Sleep Med. 2016 Jan;17:99-105.)

Sciatica

(Ref: Lewis RA, Williams NH, Sutton AJ, Burton K, Din NU, Matar HE, et al. Comparative clinical effectiveness of management strategies for sciatica: systematic review and network meta-analyses. Spine J. 2015 Jun 1;15(6):1461-77.)

Shoulder pain

(Ref: Dong W, Goost H, Lin XB, Burger C, Paul C, Wang ZL, et al. Treatments for shoulder impingement syndrome: a PRISMA systematic review and network meta-analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Mar;94(10):e510.)

• Smoking cessation

(Ref: White AR, Rampes H, Liu JP, Stead LF, Campbell J. Acupuncture and related interventions for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014(1):Cd000009.)

Sporting injuries

(Ref: Use of Acupuncture for the Treatment of Sports-Related Injuries in Athletes: A Systematic Review of Case Reports)

• Temperomandibular pain TMJ

(Ref: Grillo CM, Canales Gde L, Wada RS, Alves MC, Barbosa CM, Berzin F, et al. Could Acupuncture Be Useful in the Treatment of Temporomandibular Dysfunction? J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2015 Aug;8(4):192-9.)

Please note according to The Acupuncture Evidence Project: A Comparative Literature Review ( McDonald J & Janz S, 2017) Group A conditions were found to have strong evidence supporting the effectiveness of Acupuncture treatment where Group B had evidence of potential positive effect. The full report can be cited through the Australian Acupuncture and Chines Medicine Association (AACMA) www.acupuncture.org.au. [You can also download this information as a PDF > HERE].

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