The accreditation of acupuncture by the Worldwide Health Organisation (WHO) and Greece.


In 1979 the Worldwide Health Organisation (WHO) having conducted a series of studies, published and ratified the usefulness of acupuncture in classical Medicine accompanied by a list of diseases treated with acupuncture with very satisfactory results.

Furthermore, according to the circular of the Department of Health and Human Services No 574/ 1191/80, acupuncture in Greece is now acknowledged as a medical action and must be exclusively applied by specialised and appropriately trained doctors. 

According to the data of the WHO acupuncture deals with:

Respiratory diseases::
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Allergic bronchitis
  • Allergic sinusitis
  • Allergic pharyngitis
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Acute bronchitis (dyspnea)
       Gastrointestinal diseases:
  • Oesophagitis
  • Gastritis
  • Spastic colitis
  • Constipation
       Musculoskeletal diseases:
  • Cervical syndrome
  • Periarthritis
  • Arthralgia
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spondyloarthropathia
  • Lumbago
  • Sciatica
  • Neurological diseases:
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Neuralgia triplet
  • Paresis of facial nerve
  • Vertigo
  • Intercostal neuralgia
      Psychosomatic diseases:
  • Insomnia
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Menopause syndrome
  • Sexual disorders
  • Detoxification addictions
  • Alcoholism
  • Termination of smoking
  • Bulimia, obesity
  • Night urination
  • Natural childbirth
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