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Acupuncture & Wellness

Brendan Carney

Licensed Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist

1647 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02465
Newton / Boston Acupuncture

Appointments (617) 584-1450

Acupuncture
and the World Health Organization

1. 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 (including hay fever)
  • Biliary colic
  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
  • Dysentery, acute bacillary
  • Dysmenorrhoea, primary
  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
  • 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 (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
  • Periarthritis of shoulder
  • Postoperative pain
  • Renal colic
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprain
  • Stroke
  • Tennis elbow

2. Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof (ie. Randomized, double-blinded peer reviewed studies) is needed:

  • Abdominal Pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)
  • Acne
  • Alcohol dependence and detoxification
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Cancer pain
  • Cardiac neurosis
  • Competition stress syndrome
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Earache
  • Epistaxis, (nosebleeds)
  • Eye pain
  • Female infertility
  • Facial spasm
  • Female urethral syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gouty arthritis
  • Hepatitis B virus carrier status
  • Herpes zoster (human (alpha) herpesvirus dysfunction)
  • Tobacco dependence
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Insomnia
  • Labour pain
  • Lactation deficiency
  • Male sexual dysfunction
    non-organic
  • Ménière disease
  • Neuralgia post-herpetic
  • Neurodermatitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis Pain
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Raynaud syndrome primary
  • Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Retention of urine
  • Sjögren syndrome
  • Sore throat (including tonsillitis)
  • Spine pain
  • Stiff neck
  • Temporomandibular (TMJ) joint dysfunction
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Vascular dementia
  • Whooping cough (pertussis)
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