March 5, 2016

Treatable Conditions


What problems are commonly treated with Acupuncture?


The most common ailments presented to an acupuncturist tend to be pain related conditions. For example; arthritis, back, neck, knee and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica.

Overall, the Chinese have mapped the presence of 361 acupoints in the major meridians. Below is a list of conditions and circumstances for which people commonly find acupuncture treatment to be effective.

  • General: Allergies, Asthma, Sinusitis, Headaches, TMJ, Back Pain, Sciatica, Musculoskeletal Problems, Insomnia, Anxiety, Dizziness, Depression, High Blood Pressure, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Addictions, Indigestion, Constipation, Sexual Dysfunction, Post-Operative Recovery, Palliative Care.
  • Women’s Health: Menstrual Irregularities, Menopause, Conception Difficulties, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Lactation Difficulties, Postpartum, Ovarian and Uterine Problems.
  • Men’s Health: Prostate, Infertility, Impotence.
  • Pediatrics: Asthma, Cough, Digestive Problems, Behavioral Problems, Ear Infections, Sleep Problems.
  • Preventative Health: Prevention, Stress Management, Wellness, Seasonal Attunement

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):

  • Muscle, Bone and Nerve Painbg-short
  • Diseases Sprains / Strains, Back Pain, Leg Pain, Foot Pain, Stiff Shoulders
  • Neck, Lumbago, Sciatica, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome  
  • Painful Joints, Joints TMJ;
  • Toothache, Headache and Migraines
  • Rheumatism Arthritis, Facial Paralysis
  • Bell’s Palsy, Fibromyalgia
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Menstrual Pain and Cramping, PMS, Menopause, Infertility, Fetal Malposition
  • Addictions: Tobacco, Narcotics, Alcohol
  • Weight Loss
  • Diseases of the heart and blood vessels, Angina, High blood pressure
  • Digestive disorders: Indigestion, Stomach ulcers, Gall stones, Diarrhea, Constipation, Nausea and vomiting
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Diseases of the respiratory system: Allergies, Asthma, Bronchitis, Sinusitis
  • Diseases of the nervous system: Stroke, Neuralgia, Stress, Anxiety, Depression and other nervous disorders
  • Nerve paralysis Headaches/migraines