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TCM indication list according to WHO

List of WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO), a sub-organization of the United Nations based in Geneva, accepts Traditional Chinese Medicine - TCM as a full-fledged medical discipline and has published a list of indications for which the use of TCM is particularly suitable

The WHO list comprises a selection of indications that can be treated effectively with 

Traditional Chinese Medicine :

  • Orthopaedic disorders

e.g. arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatic diseases, chronic back pain

  • Respiratory diseases

e.g. asthma, chronic bronchitis, sinusitis

  • Allergies and skin diseases

e.g. eczema, neurodermatitis, psoriasis, shingles, disorders of wound healing, hay fever

  • Digestive tract diseases

e.g. acid reflux, inflammation of the stomach lining, constipation and diarrhoea

  • Gynaecology

e.g. menstrual pains and pregnancy, fertility problems

  • Urological diseases

e.g. bladder infections, prostatitis, incontinence

  • Internal disorders

e.g. high or low blood pressure, diabetes, anaemia, overweight

  • Immune system disorders

e.g. susceptibility to infectious diseases and Colds

  • Psychosomatic illnesses

e.g. sleep disorders, anxiety and stress disorders, stress, minor depression





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