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What can Traditional Chinese Medicine treat?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete medical system which can successfully treat a full range of diseases, illnesses, and pain whether acute, chronic, traumatic, infectious, or internally generated. In particular, Traditional Chinese Medicine is often an excellent and effective choice in the early stages of a disease. It can often help when illness and pain are not effectively treated by modern allopathic medicine. Furthermore, TCM can be used in a complementary fashion with allopathic medicine to improve the healing process.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has repeatedly noted that Traditional Chinese Medicine, sometimes referred to as Oriental Medicine, is effective in treating a range of illnesses and disease. The list at the bottom of the page gives some of the diseases and health problems TCM is recognized as treating. It represents a beginning to the relief that treatment at North Cape Acupuncture can accomplish for you. Contact us about how acupuncture and TCM can assist you.

The WHO cites TCM as effective treatment for:

Neurological and Musculo-skeletal Disorders

  • Headache and migraine
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Facial palsy (early stage, within 3 to 6 months)
  • Pareses following a stroke
  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Sequelae of poliomyelitis (early stage, first six months)
  • Meniere's disease
  • Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
  • Nocturnal enuresis
  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Cervicobrachial syndrome
  • "Frozen shoulder," "tennis elbow"
  • Sciatica
  • Low back pain
  • Osteoarthritis

Gastro-intestinal Disorders

  • Spasms of esophagus and cardia
  • Hiccough
  • Gastroptosis
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Gastric hyperacidity
  • Acute and Chronic duodenal ulcer (w/o complications)
  • Acute and chronic colitis
  • Acute bacillary dysentery
  • Constipation and/or Diarrhea
  • Paralytic ileus

Gynecological and Uriogenital Disorders

  • Female Infertility
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Female urethral syndrome
  • Hypo-ovarianism
  • Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection
  • Retention of urine, traumatic

Respiratory System

  • Acute bronchitis
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Acute sinusitis and rhinitis
  • Common Cold
  • Acute tonsillitis

Disorders of the Eye

  • Acute conjunctivitis
  • Central retinitis
  • Myopia (in children)
  • Cataract (without complications)

Disorders of the Mouth

  • Toothache, post-extraction pain
  • Gingivitis
  • Acute and chronic pharyngitis


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