The below uses are based on tradition, scientific theories, or limited research. They often have not been thoroughly tested in humans, and safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider. There may be other proposed uses that are not listed below.
Abscess, acute infections, acute myocardial infarction, allergy, amenorrhea (lack of menstrual period), amputation, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), angina (chest pain), angioma (angioma in childhood), arterial emboli, arthritis (bacterial suppurative, osteonecrosis (humeral head)), arthrogryposis, artificial heart transplant, ataxia (early onset), athletic injuries, axillary node dissection, balance disorders (mal de debarquement syndrome), bilateral congenital transverse deficiencies of the radius and ulna, biomechanical problems, bladder disorders (cystitis), blood disorders (Gaucher disease), bone disease (algodystrophy, aseptic necrosis), breathing problems (hyperventilation), burns, bursitis, cancer, closed head injuries (severe acute), collagen-vascular disease, connective tissue disorders, contusions, de Quervain's disease, deconditioning, dermatitis (chronic), diabetes, diabetic complications (muscle infarction, myonecrosis), dialysis, DiGeorge anomaly, drug addiction, drug penetration (percutaneous), Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), dyspareunia (pain with intercourse), dysphagia, dystonia, ear pain (middle ear effusion (MEE)), eating disorders, edema (bone marrow edema syndrome (BMES), idiopathic), elderly housing transition, epilepsy, exercise-induced asthma, facial palsy, fetal development, fever, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), general health maintenance (overall fitness and health), genital disorders (induratio penis plastica (IPP)), gynecologic disorders, hair growth (hirsutism), hearing damage, heel spur, hemophilia, hemorrhage, herpes zoster, Hodgkin's disease, hormonal imbalances (hyperandrogenism), iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITBFS), impetigo, infant development / neonatal care (neonatal assessment), inflammation, inflammatory bowel disease, inflammatory conditions, intermittent claudication, interstitial cystitis, intractable cervical dystonia, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, leprosy (Hansen's disease), limb lengthening, lyme disease, malaria, mother-child interactions, muscle pain (delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)), muscle weakness (postpolio syndrome (PPS)), myopathy, neuromuscular disorders (neuromuscular diseases (chronic), neuromuscular ventilatory failure), obesity, obstetric and gynecological disorders (obstetric brachial palsy, obstetrical paralysis), osteochondrosis, osteoporosis, pancreatitis, paralysis (spastic paraparesis), pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic lymphadenectomy, percutaneous cervical nucleoplasty, perianal hidradenitis suppurativa, pericranial muscle tension, peripheral enthesitis, pes planus (adult acquired flat foot deformity), Peyronie's disease, physical disabilities, physical work capacity (work-injured patients, work-related upper extremity disorders), piriformis syndrome, plagiocephaly, Pompe disease, postherpetic neuralgia, postpartum discomfort, post-polio pain, posttraumatic dystrophy, postural stability, pre-arthritic deformities, promoting flow of breast milk, psychiatric disorders (catatonic syndrome), pulmonary embolism, Pusher syndrome, recalcitrant achillodynia (chronic), recovering from head trauma, relaxation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, renal failure, renal impairment, respiratory disorders (mitochondrial encephalomyopathies, oxygen transport deficits), rheumatic diseases (juvenile dermatomyositis), scar healing, scleroderma, sensory disturbances (paresthesias), sexual dysfunction, shin splints, sinusitis, Sjogren's syndrome, skin graft healing, sleep disorders (obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)), spinal cord injury (Brown-Sequard syndrome), sports injuries, stress/stress-related problems, Sudeck's dystrophy, suicide prevention, swelling (fingers, dactylitis), systemic sclerosis, teething (bruxism (grinding of the teeth)), thrombosis, tooth disease, torticollis (congenital muscular (CMT)), trauma, varicose veins, vein clots (deep venous thrombosis), vulvodynia, weight loss, Wilson's disease.