What Can Acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture can be beneficial for almost any condition, because your practitioner treats you, not simply your condition. Acupuncture stimulates your body's natural ability to heal itself. Tiny filaments are utilized to help restore balance to your body and min.
Because of the holistic mechanism of acupuncture, it effectively treats a wide variety of conditions and symptoms. In 2003, the World Health Organization alongside the National Institute of Health, released the report, “Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials”, stating the effectiveness of acupuncture in treatment of numerous conditions. In recent years, many more studies and clinical trials have been completed to scientifically prove the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of other specific conditions.
Links to articles regarding effectiveness for specific conditions are highlighted below in peach.
Drug (street and pharmacological), alcohol, & tobacco.
CARDIOVASCULAR & CIRCULATORY CONDITIONS
Essential hypertension (high blood pressure), primary hypotension (low blood pressure), poor circulation, excessive sweating, edema, & Raynaud’s disease.
Acne, eczema, rosacea, urticaria, alopecia, & chronic skin disorders.
Constipation, diarrhea, bloating, heartburn (GERD), indigestion, dysentery, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Ulcerative Colitis, Crohns, epigastric pain, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting (including morning sickness, post-operative vomiting, chemotherapy related), biliary colic, chronic cholecystitis, & abdominal colic.
EYE, EAR, MOUTH, NOSE, & THROAT Conditions
Toothaches, post-extraction tooth pain, temporomandibular dysfunction (TMJ), dry mouth, tinnitus, earache, nosebleeds, dry eyes, conjunctivitis, macular degeneration, cataracts, sore throat, sinus infections, acute sinusitis, common cold, pertussis, acute tonsillitis, snoring, & sleep apnea.
EMOTIONAL & PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS
Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), dysmenorrhea, menopause syndrome, deficient lactation (post-childbirth), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), induction of labor in pregnancy, correction of malposition of fetus, morning sickness, infertility, irregular menstruation, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), & amenorrhea.
Immunological & Chronic conditions
Lupus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, immune dysfunction, Hepatitis C, cancer pain, & adverse reactions to radiation and/or chemotherapy.
Muscle pain, swelling, tension, stiffness and weakness, localized traumatic injuries, sprains, strains, arthritis, tendonitis, contractors, fibromyalgia, and work and sports related injuries. This includes conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, knee pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fasciitis, spine pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, cervical spondylitis, sciatica, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, & periarthritis of shoulder.
Headache and migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, disc problems, paresis following stroke, Ménière’s disease, chronic face pain, facial spasm, Bell’s palsy (early stage, within three to six months), hemiplegia, aphasia, Herpes Zoster, post-herpetic neuralgia, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s, vertigo, dizziness, peripheral neuropathy, neurogenic bladder dysfunction, facial spasm, & Tourette’s syndrome.
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM DISORDERS
Allergies (allergic rhinitis), emphysema, bronchial asthma, frequent colds, & bronchitis.
Urinary retention, urinary stones, renal colic, prophylactic for chronic urinary tract infections (UTI’s), chronic prostatitis, urinary incontinence, urinary urgency, frequency, yeast infections, & bladder or kidney stones.
Appetite suppression, Sjögren syndrome, diabetes, & neurodermatitis.