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


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

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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