TCM indications and WHO

TCM: recognised by the World Health Organisation


The WHO (World Health Organization) recognises Traditional Chinese Medicine as a medical discipline in its own right with a holistic treatment methodology.

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

Neurological disorders

e.g. tinnitus, headache, migraine, paralysis of the facial nerves


e.g. menstrual problems, conception and pregnancy, menopause, endometriosis

Internal disorders

e.g. metabolic disorders, high or low blood pressure, diabetes, anaemia, obesity

Urological diseases

e.g. bladder infections, prostatitis, incontinence


e.g. alongside or following chemotherapy and radiotherapy, nausea, polyneuropathy, fatique

Immune system disorders

e.g. susceptibility to infectious diseases and colds

Psychosomatic illnesses

e.g. insomnia, anxiety and stressrelated disorders, mild depression, stress, addictions

Traditional Chinese Medicine is also suitable for the treatment of conditions and diseases that are not on the WHO list. Please consult our therapists.

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