An effective and increasingly popular therapy that has evolved into a complete and holistic medical system, acupuncture offers treatments that are personalized to a patient's unique constitution, signs, and symptoms. Practitioners of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine have used this non-invasive medical system for thousands of years to both prevent and treat disease. The acupuncturist places fine sterile needles on various "acupoints"-activating and balancing the body's Qi (pronounced chee), which promotes natural healing.
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. 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.
Conditions Acupuncture Treats
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.
Menstrual Irregularities, Menopause, Conception Difficulties, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Lactation Difficulties, Postpartum, Ovarian and Uterine Problems.
Prostate, Infertility, Impotence
Asthma, Cough, Digestive Problems, Behavioral Problems, Ear Infections, Sleep Problems.
Prevention, Stress Management, Wellness, Seasonal Attunement
Muscle, Bone and Nerve Pain
Diseases Sprains / Strains, Back Pain, Leg Pain, Foot Pain, Stiff Shoulders and Neck, Lumbago, Sciatica, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Painful Joints TMJ; Toothache, Headache and Migraines, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Facial Paralysis, Bell’s Palsy, Fibromyalgia and Cramping
Tobacco, Narcotics, Alcohol, Weight Loss, Obesity, Drug addiction, Smoking
Diseases of the heart
Angina, High blood pressure
Indigestion, Stomach ulcers, Gall stones, Diarrhea, Constipation, Nausea and vomiting, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Diseases of the nervous system
Stroke, Neuralgia Stress, anxiety, depression and other nervous disorders, Nerve paralysis, Headaches/migraines