What Can Acupuncture treat? 

Acupuncture can be beneficial for almost any condition, because your practitioner treats you, not your condition.  Acupuncture restores balance to your body and mind by using acupuncture filaments to stimulate your body's natural ability to heal itself.  

Because of this wholistic mechanism, acupuncture effectively treats a wide variety of conditions and symptoms. However, in recent years, many studies have been completed to scientifically "prove" the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of specific conditions.  In 2003, the the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institute of Health (NIH), released the attached report, “Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials”, stating the effectiveness of acupuncture in treatment of the following conditions.  Since 2003, numerous other clinical trials have been conducted, proving the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment many more conditions.  

Links to articles regarding effectiveness for specific conditions are highlighted below in peach.

ADDICTIONS

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.

DERMATOLOGICAL CONDITIONS

Acne, eczema, rosacea, urticaria, alopecia, & chronic skin disorders.

DIGESTIVE CONDITIONS

Constipationdiarrhea, 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 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

Depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), insomniaanxiety, grief, stress, panic attacks, irritability and anger, obsessive thinking, worry, & post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

GYNECOLOGICAL 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 and Chronic conditions

Lupus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, immune dysfunction, Hepatitis C, cancer pain, & adverse reactions to radiation and/or chemotherapy.

MUSCULO-SKELETAL CONDITIONS

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 painneck painknee paincarpal tunnel syndrome, fasciitis, spine pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, cervical spondylitis, sciaticaosteoporosis, osteoarthritis, & periarthritis of shoulder. 

NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS

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. 

UROGENITAL CONDITIONS 

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.

OTHER CONDITIONS

Appetite suppression, Sjögren syndrome, diabetes, & neurodermatitis.