Category Archives: Western Medicine

World Health Organisation

In 2003, the World Health Organization published a landmark study, titled “Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials”.
Diseases and disorders that can be treated with acupuncture

Upper Respiratory Tract

  • Acute sinusitis
  • Acute rhinitis,
  • Common Cold
  • Acute tonsillitis

Respiratory System

  • Acute bronchitis – Bronchial asthma

Disorders of the Eye

  • Acute conjunctivitis
  • Central retinitis,
  • Myopia (children)
  • Cataract

Disorders of the Mouth

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

Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Spasms of oesophagus and cardia,
  • Hiccough
  • Gastroptosis
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Gastric hyperacidity
  • Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
  • Acute duodenal ulcer
  • Acute and chronic colitis
  • Acute bacillary dysentery,
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Paralytic ileus

Neurological and Musculo-skeletal Disorders

  • Headache and migraine
  • Trigeminal neuralgia,
  • Facial palsy (early stage, i.e., within three to six months)
  • Pareses following a stroke
  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Sequelae of poliomyelitis (early stage, i.e., within six months)
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Neurogenic bladder dysfunction –
  • Nocturnal enuresis
  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Cervicobrachial syndrome
  • “Frozen shoulder”,
  • “tennis elbow”
  • Sciatica
  • Low back pain
  • Osteoarthritis

The most common conditions include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Neck and Back pain
  • Migraine
  • Headaches
  • Acute injury-related pain
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Indigestion
  • Ulcers
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Cardiovascular conditions
  • High and low blood pressure
  • Menstrual irregularity
  • Infertility
  • Impotence
  • Muscle and nerve
  • Paralysis
  • Deafness
  • Addictive Behaviours
  • Substance abuse
  • Overeating
  • Drug dependence
  • Smoking,
  • Surgery
  • Anaesthesia

Western Medicine

This important element of the Diploma course

All World Health Organisation affiliated TCM colleges have taught Western Medical sciences since 1953. These have been taught as an integral part of all courses in acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and Tuina.
It is essential for the modern practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine to have a thorough understanding of Anatomy, Physiology and western pathology, pharmacology and applied clinical medicine in order to provide the best possible care and treatment for our patients.
In most cases the patient will present with a western diagnosis and be on drug therapy.
This Western Medicine module is developed to the highest  international standards and it is included in all our courses and is a requirement for qualification with one of our Diplomas or Licentiates.
– Histology   – The Blood,
– Circulatory system
– Lymphatic system
– Respiratory system
– Digestive system and Nutrition
– Urinary system
– Endocrine system
– Muscular system
– Reproductive system
– Nervous system
– Special senses
– The Skin
– Skeletal system – The Joints

Pathology of each system will also be covered.
Credit for Previous Learning: There will be a certain time allocated to Western Medical Sciences and an exemption is available to those with recognised qualifications.