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Where Eastern Traditions join Western Approaches to heal all.

SRAC, CH34/C5, Prestige Shopping Arcade, Ramaswamy Circle, JLB Road, MYSORE 570024

+91-94834-79691

srac@sairamacuucentre.com

FIVE ELEMENT DIAGNOSIS

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This is a basic requirement of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) prior to therapy. The patient's complaints are studied and examination of tongue, pulse and other organ systems is made to arrive at a TCM diagnosis.

Treatment of a patient rests on restoring the delicate balance between the five elements and thereby the organ pairs themselves.

The duration of treatment depends on the chronicity of the disease and impaired energy flow in the channels and integrity of the organ systems themselves.


Virtually all diseases except cancers, infections and surgical conditions are treatable by acupuncture. However, even the cachexia associated with chemotherapy for cancers can also be treated by acupuncture.


The World Health Organization (WHO), in its 2003 report has classified diseases that can be treated successfully by acupuncture into four categories as follows:


a. 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

b. Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof /studies is/are needed

  • Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)
    Acne vulgaris
    Alcohol dependence and detoxification
    Bell’s palsy
    Bronchial asthma
    Cancer pain
    Cardiac neurosis
    Cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation
    Cholelithiasis
    Competition stress syndrome
    Craniocerebral injury, closed
    Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent
    Earache
    Epidemic haemorrhagic fever
    Epistaxis, simple (without generalized or local disease)
    Eye pain due to subconjunctival injection
    Female infertility
    Facial spasm
    Female urethral syndrome
    Fibromyalgia and fasciitis
    Gastrokinetic disturbance
    Gouty arthritis
    Hepatitis B virus carrier status
    Herpes zoster (human (alpha) herpesvirus 3)
    Hyperlipaemia
    Hypo-ovarianism
    Insomnia
    Labour pain
    Lactation, deficiency
    Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic
    Ménière disease
    Neuralgia, post-herpetic
    Neurodermatitis
    Obesity
    Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence
    Osteoarthritis
    Pain due to endoscopic examination
    Pain in thromboangiitis obliterans
    Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein–Leventhal syndrome)
    Post-Extubation in children
    Postoperative convalescence
    Premenstrual syndrome
    Prostatitis, chronic
    Pruritus
    Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome
    Raynaud syndrome, primary
    Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection
    Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
    Retention of urine, traumatic
    Schizophrenia
    Sialism, drug-induced
    Sjögren syndrome
    Sore throat (including tonsillitis)
    Spine pain, acute
    Stiff neck
    Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
    Tietze syndrome
    Tobacco dependence
    Tourette syndrome
    Ulcerative colitis, chronic
    Urolithiasis
    Vascular dementia
    Whooping cough (pertussis)


c. Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which there are only individual controlled trials reporting some therapeutic effects, but for which acupuncture is worth trying because treatment by conventional and other therapies is difficult.

  • Chloasma
    Choroidopathy, central serous
    Colour blindness
    Deafness
    Hypophrenia
    Irritable colon syndrome
    Neuropathic bladder in spinal cord injury
    Pulmonary heart disease, chronic
    Small airway obstruction


d. Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture may be tried provided the practitioner has special modern medical knowledge and adequate monitoring equipment

  • Breathlessness in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Coma
    Convulsions in infants
    Coronary heart disease (angina pectoris)
    Diarrhoea in infants and young children
    Encephalitis, viral, in children, late stage

Opthalmic diseases like Retinitis pigmentosa, Optic Atrophy, Night Blindness, Cataracts, Myopia, Corneal Ulcers, Glaucoma (Both Open and Closed angle), Conjuctivitis (Acute &n Chronic), Hay fever, Watery eyes, Crossed eyes, post-stroke ocular disease and blepharitis (eyelid diseases) have all been successfully treated by acupuncture and a TCM approach. 

 

This list is neither comprehensive nor complete and there are many more conditions that benefit from acupuncture. Please call on us or visit with an appointment to know more.


Please do bring all the investigation reports like x-rays, CT-scans, MRI, laboratory reports, surgical reports, discharge summaries and other medical documents for review during your visit.

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Moxa-on-Needle therapy in Acupuncture

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Electro-Acupuncture treatment in progress

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Fire-Cupping therapy in progress

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Acupressure is a good tool, specially for self-treatments at home.

To access the entire WHO report, click here:


WHO REPORT

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Foot Acupressure points