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Migrane patient in Sweden, 1983
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Migrane patient in Sweden, 1983

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Scope of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a mode of therapy that is complete in itself, with a range of applications just as wide as that of western medicine. A healer who combines western scientific medicine with acupuncture helps to fill in the gaps of each system, ensuring the best of the East and the best of the West, and can select the most appropriate treatment in any particular case. He will be able to treat a wide variety of diseases of any part or system of the body, including many psychological conditions, in the best possible way. Purely structural damage, such as fractured bones, or where there is a clear indication for surgery cannot be purely dealt with by acupuncture, except for the relief of pain. However, acupuncture anaesthesia may be carried out as an anaesthetic tool to perform surgery and for painless delivery. Acupuncture has also proved helpful in expediting the healing of wounds, ulcers, and bones.


Acupuncture is also useful in treating non-union or delayed union of fractures, since it is capable of accelerating the healing process by increasing blood circulation locally.


It is rather difficult to list all the diseases and disorders which can be best treated by acupuncture, but some of the more common problems which are frequently treated with acupuncture are listed. At times, the seemingly impossible can be cured, while some normally responsive conditions may prove intractable.


Skin problems

Various forms of dermatitis, skin allergies, acne, loss of hair (alopecia), irritating or dry skin conditions, eczemas, urticaria, psoriasis, herpes, neurodermatitis, paronychia, leucoderma, hyper-pigmentation or depigmentation and many other skin conditions.


Head and neck

Headache, migraine, neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, tics, spasms, cerebral arteriosclerosis causing premature senility, premature greying of hair, Alzheimer’s disease.


Eye diseases

Astigmatism, squint, weak muscles and eyesight, early stages of cataract, retinitis, eye tiredness after reading or watching TV for a short time, painful conditions of the eye, conjunctivitis, blepharitis, excessive lacrymation..


Ear, Nose, and Throat

Rhinitis, hay fever, bleeding per nose, repeated sneezing, diminished sense of smell, sinusitis, catarrh, tonsillitis, laryngitis, loss of voice, pharyngitis, aphasia, enlarged goitre, thyroid dysfunction.


Limbs and Musculature

Arthritis, cramps, intermittent claudication, fibrositis, muscular rheumatism, sciatica, lumbago, cold hands and feet (Raynaud’s disease), oedema, writer’s cramp, some types of trembling, frozen shoulder, neuralgia of shoulders and arms, tennis elbow, rheumatoid arthritis, osteo-arthritis, weakness or feeling of excessive heaviness of the limbs, shoulder periarthritis, gout, strokes, and other forms of muscular paralysis.


Respiratory System

Bronchial asthma, bronchitis, tracheitis, breathlessness, pulmonary congestion, recurrent colds, coughs, and mild pulmonary infections; drug resistant tuberculosis has also been successfully treated.

Gastrointestinal System

Hyperacidity, gastritis, dyspepsia, indigestion, duodenal and stomach ulcers, lack of appetite, excessive appetite, obesity, bulimia, flatulence, abdominal distension and discomfort, bad breath, dryness of the mouth, heartburn, pyloric spasm, nausea, vomiting, prolapsed rectum , constipation, diarrhoea, various types of colic, perineal pain, itch, hypo-function of the liver, tender liver, haemorrhoids, hepatitis, chronic cholecystitis, colitis, ulcerative colitis, pancreatitis, nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, vomiting in children and infants.


Cardio-Vascular System

Angina pectoris, chest pain, fainting, palpitations, tachycardia, ischemic heart disease, rhythmic disorders, coronary syndrome, high or low blood pressure, arterial spasm, phlebitis, early pregnancy haemorrhoids, lymphangitis, adenitis, pallor, poor circulation, cold hands and feet.


Genito-Urinary system

Hyperactive bladder, pelvic pain, pyelitis, cystitis, renal colic, lumbago, bladder irritation and spasm, lack of bladder control, early prostate troubles, bed-wetting.


Sexual Disorders

Impotence, premature ejaculation, nocturnal emission, lack of sexual desire, nymphomania, certain types of sterility, and some types of orgasmic dysfunctions, frigidity, azoospermia, oligospermia.


Nervous System and Psychiatric Disorder, Stress Related Disorders

Anxiety states, depression, nervousness, phobias, obsessions, timidity, neurasthenia, agitation, outbursts of temper, yawning, excessive talking, insomnia, nocturnal fear, many neuralgias, facial palsy, neuralgia after shingles, epilepsy, trembling, trigeminal neuralgia, schizophrenia, endogenous depression.


Paediatrics

Bed-wetting, cerebral palsy, fear of the dark, hyperactive children, inability to learn properly at school, under-development, stunted growth, cyclic vomiting and acidosis in infants, bloating and indigestion, allergic conditions including milk allergy, many infectious diseases of children ( acupuncture helps to raise the functioning of the immune system).


Children respond quickly. An important aim of acupuncture is to achieve and maintain a healthy childhood; subsequently the ill health of later years can be avoided.

Gynaecological and Obstetric Problems

Bleeding disorders, dysmenorrhoea, threatened abortion, infertility, lactation problems, mastitis. painful periods, irregular periods, flooding, vaginal pain, hot flushes, itching, menopausal disorders, ovarian pain, mastitis, vaginitis, painful sexual activity, lack of sexual desire, dryness of the vagina, yeast infection, painless childbirth, caesarean section, forceps delivery. Acupuncture is very effective in relieving the pain of childbirth.


Addictions

It helps patients in smoking, alcoholism, tobacco-chewing and many drug addictions with minimal withdrawal symptoms. Prof. Singh has organised many de-addiction camps around the world with very encouraging results.


Miscellaneous

General fatigue, hiccough, lassitude, excessive perspiration, excessive sleep, excessive yawning, sensitivity to changes in temperature, travel sickness, post-operative weakness, listlessness after severe diseases, insomnia. ( 30 years and 10 years cases of insomnia have been treated by Prof. Singh)


Acupuncture Anaesthesia

Millions of surgeries have been successfully performed globally under acupuncture anaesthesia without a single death.


AIDS

Prof. Singh has helped many cases of AIDS by using his techniques.


Cancer and other malignant disorders

Pain and course of cancer can be altered by proper acupuncture treatment.


General Health Conditions

Most patients who have been treated by acupuncture notice a considerable improvement in their general health and energy level.


Acupuncture is usually carried out after a proper medical examination and diagnosis. For this reason acupuncture should be practised only by a fully qualified person with a firm knowledge of physiology, pathology, anatomy, biochemistry, and traditional Chinese diagnosis, in addition to a complete training in acupuncture. In the majority of countries in the world knowledge of western medicine is not required to be an acupuncturist, but it should be mandatory.