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What Does Acupuncture Treat?

People often call us and ask, "What does acupuncture treat?" Acupuncture can treat many different types of disorders. In the west, it is most commonly used for treating pain and musculo-skeletal disorders. However, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine can be used for much more.

Common conditions treated with acupuncture

Below is a list of conditions and circumstances for which people commonly find acupuncture treatment to be effective:

  1. Pain syndromes: Back, neck & shoulder, migraines, headaches, sciatica, low
    back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain & stiffness, tennis elbow, joint pain, TMJ,
    arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, fibromyalgia, automobile and sports
    injuries. >> See acupuncture for pain relief & acupuncture for auto injury

2. Neurological problems: Tinnitus, multiple sclerosis, Bell’s palsy, stroke recovery,
    migraines, headaches, sciatica, neuralgia, paralysis, peripheral neuropathy,
    trigeminal neuralgia, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, cerebral palsy.

3. Women’s health issues: Menopausal symptoms, PMS, endometriosis, 
    dysmenorrheal, irregular menstruation, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, breast
    problems, vaginal and cervical problems, uterine prolapse, postpartum disorders.

4. Infertility:
    Women's infertility: luteal phase defect, elevated FSH, poor egg quality,
    endometriosis, PID, polycystic ovarian syndrome, premature ovarian failure,
    amenorrhea, irregular periods, unexplained infertility, endometriosis, uterine
    fibroids, immunologic infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease, cervical dysplasia.
    Men’s infertility: low sperm count, sperm motility and morphology, impotence,
    immunologic infertility. >> See more about acupuncture for infertility & IVF

5. General: Allergies, asthma, sinusitis, musculoskeletal problems, insomnia,
    anxiety, dizziness, depression, high blood pressure, chronic fatigue,
    fibromyalgia, indigestion, constipation, nausea, diarrhea, IBS, sexual Dysfunction,
    post-operative recovery, palliative care.

6. Pediatrics: Asthma, cough, digestive problems, behavioral problems

7. Supportive therapy: Cancer support treatment, post-surgical recovery, infertility
    treatment. >> See more about acupuncture for cancer care

8. Preventative health: Prevention, Stress Management, Wellness, Seasonal
    Attunement. >> See more about acupuncture for wellness

Disorders for which acupuncture is effective according to NIH & WHO

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems. Below is a list of disorders for which acupuncture is effective (according to the NIH):

  1. Muscle, bone and nerve pain and diseases: Sprains / strains, back pain, leg
    pain, foot pain, stiff shoulders, neck pain, lumbago, sciatica, tennis elbow, carpal
    tunnel syndrome, painful joints TMJ, toothache, headache, migraines,
    Rheumatism; arthritis; facial paralysis, Bell’s palsy, fibromyalgia
  2. Obstetrics and gynecology: Menstrual pain, cramping PMS, menopause, infertility, fetal malposition
  3. Addictions: Tobacco, narcotics, alcohol, and weight loss
  4. Diseases of the heart and blood vessels: Angina, high blood pressure, 
    obesity, drug addiction, smoking
  5. Digestive disorders: Indigestion, stomach ulcers, gall stones, diarrhea,
    constipation, nausea and vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome
  6. Diseases of the respiratory system: Allergies, asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis
  7. Diseases of the nervous system: Stroke, neuralgia, stress, anxiety, depression
    and other nervous disorders, nerve paralysis, headaches/migraines

If you have a condition not listed here and want to see if we are able to help you please contact us and we would be glad to speak with you.

You can also click here for a Free "Consultation and Evaluation" valued at $150.00. We look forward to hearing from you.

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