Conditions treated by acupuncture
The use of acupuncture has been shown to effectively treat many types of conditions. In 2003 the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a report called “Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials.” Below you will see a list of the conditions mentioned in that report.
Please note that there are plenty of additional conditions which centuries of empirical data have shown acupuncture treats effectively but for which there is little or no modern western research. If you have questions about a condition not listed below, be sure to contact us so we can address your specific situation.
Headache and migraine
Facial palsy (early stage, within three to six months)
Paresis following stroke
Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
Muscle pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness
Localized traumatic injuries, sprains, strains, tendinitis, contractures
Work and sports related injuries
Low back and/or neck strain
“Frozen shoulder”, “tennis elbow”
Common cold and allergies*
Since at least 200 BC, the application and effects of acupuncture and herbs have been documented. It is only recently, however, that systematic exploration of Chinese Medicine using the scientific method has become more recognized and accepted in the West.
Chinese and Western scientists have proven that acupuncture does indeed increase levels of endogenous morphine-like substances. Clinical studies of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of illnesses have led to acupuncture’s acceptance beyond pain control.
Myopia (in children)
Cataract (without complications)
Toothaches, post extraction pain
Acute and chronic pharyngitis
Spasms of esophagus and cardiac
Irritable bowel and colitis
Acute and chronic gastritis
Gastric hyperacidity (i.e. acid reflux)
Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
Acute duodenal ulcer (without complication)
Acute and chronic colitis
Acute bacillary dysentery
Benign irregular menstruation
Withdrawal from street and pharmacological drugs