What does acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture is a wonderfully holistic system of medicine that promotes wellness, often treating more than one thing at a time. For instance, a patient may come in for a migraine and mention an additional problem of insomnia which Acupuncture can treat with great success. A patient may come in with Sciatica pain and be treated for anxiety at the same time. Western medicine has come to recognize Acupuncture as a viable medicine that can treat a myriad of diseases and pain.

With the advent of recent scientific advances we are now able to better understand how Acupuncture works. For example, we know that Acupuncture releases endorphins and serotonin that may account for Acupuncture’s pain-relieving properties and explains its regulation of insomnia and mood. The World Health Organization recognizes Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine’s ability to treat over 43 common disorders. Acupuncture, combined with Chinese herbal medicine, is one of the best known alternative practices.

 

Gastrointestinal

  • Acute and Chronic Colitis
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Digestive improvement
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Heartburn

Gynecological

  • Dysmenorrhea (Painful periods)
  • PMS
  • Fibroids
  • Painful Intercourse
  • Low Libido
  • Endometriosis
  • Recurrent Bladder or Yeast Infections
  • Cramps
  • Heavy Periods
  • Menopause/Hot Flashes/Night sweats
  • Perimenopause
  • Infertility
  • Amenorrhea

Psychological

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia

Neurological

  • Disc problems
  • Facial palsy (early stages within three to six months)
  • Migraines
  • Chronic Headaches

Musculoskeletal

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Knee pain
  • Localized traumatic injuries (sprains, strains)
  • Tendonitis, Contractures, Muscle pain
  • Swelling, Stiffness and Weakness
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Spasms
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sports-related Injuries

Respiratory System

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Common Cold and Flu
  • Cough / Laryngitis