Conditions treated by acupuncture 2017-11-01T10:34:15+00:00

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.

Depression
Anxiety
OCD
PTSD
Somatization disorder
Hypersomnia
Insomnia

Headache and migraine
Trigeminal neuralgia
Facial palsy (early stage, within three to six months)
Paresis following stroke
Peripheral neuropathies
Meniere’s Disease
Nocturnal enuresis
Cervicobrachial syndrome
Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
Intercostal neuralgia
Disc problems

Muscle pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness
Localized traumatic injuries, sprains, strains, tendinitis, contractures
Arthritis
Fibromyalgia
Work and sports related injuries
Low back and/or neck strain
Osteoarthritis
“Frozen shoulder”, “tennis elbow”
Sciatica

Acute sinusitis
Acute rhinitis
Common cold and allergies*
Acute tonsillitis
Acute bronchitis
Bronchial asthma

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.

Acute conjunctivitis
Central retinitis
Myopia (in children)
Cataract (without complications)
Toothaches, post extraction pain
Gingivitis
Acute and chronic pharyngitis

Spasms of esophagus and cardiac
Irritable bowel and colitis
Gastroptosis
Acute and chronic gastritis
Gastric hyperacidity (i.e. acid reflux)
Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
Acute duodenal ulcer (without complication)
Acute and chronic colitis
Constipation
Diarrhea
Acute bacillary dysentery
Paralytic ileus

Infertility *
PMS
Dysmenorrhea
Menopause syndrome
Benign irregular menstruation
Benign amenorrhea

Withdrawal from street and pharmacological drugs
Appetite suppression