WHO recognizes Chinese medicine

The World Health Organization (WHO) has compiled a non-exhaustive list of 42 diseases treated effectively by acupuncture (published in June 1979).

Diseases of the upper respiratory tract

1. Acute (and chronic) sinusitis
2. Acute (and chronic) rhinitis
3. Grippe
4. Acute (and chronic) tonsillitis

Diseases of the respiratory system

5. Acute (and chronic) tracheitis
6. Bronchial asthma

Eye diseases

7. Acute conjunctivitis
8. Central serous chorioretinopathy (CRSC)
9. Myopie10. Cataract

Oral diseases

11. Toothache
12. Pain after tooth extraction
13. Gingivite
14. Acute and chronic laryngitis

Nerve, muscle and bone diseases:

15. Headache
16. Migraine
17. Trigeminal neuralgia
18. Peripheral facial paralysis
19. Post-traumatic paralysis
20. Polynévrite
21. Anterior acute poliomyelitis
22. Meniere’s disease
23. Neurological bladder
24. Enurésie
25. Intercostal neuralgia
26. Hand-shoulder syndrome
27. Scapulohumeral periarthritis
28. Épicondylite
29. Sciatique
30. Lombalgies31. osteoarthritis

Diseases of the digestive system:

31. Achalasia of the esophagus and cardia
32. Hoquet
33. Gastric ptosis
34. Acute and chronic gastritis
35. Gastric hyperacidity
36. Acute duodenal ulcer
37. Chronic duodenal ulcer
38. Acute (and chronic) colitis
39. Acute (and chronic) bacillary dysentery
40. Constipation
41. Diarrhées
42. Paralytic ileus

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