Common    Conditions

What does acupuncture treat?

 

Acupuncture treats a wide range of conditions because it focuses on restoring function to organ systems, muscles and tissue while working directly with the nervous system.  

 

This means that acupuncture is highy effective when used to treat pain of any kind including back, neck, shoulder, muscluar and joint pains.  If you're saying "Ouch" let us help!  

 

The World Health Organization has endorsed the use of acupuncture as effective in treating many conditions that we have also treated in our office.  Click the links below for more information:

Digestive Conditions: 

  • Toothache, post-extraction pain

  • Gastric/stomach and duodenal ulcers

  • Acid reflux/heartburn

  • Gastritis, gas, bloating

  • Colitis

  • Diarrhea, constipation

  • Haemorrhoids

  • Liver and gall bladder disorders

  • Weight control

 

Gynecological Conditions: 

  • Premenstrual tension (PMS)

  • Painful, heavy or irregular, or the absence of periods, abnormal uterine bleeding or discharge

  • Menopause: hot flashes, hormonal imbalance

  • Infertility

  • Morning sickness.

 

Musculoskeletal Conditions: 

  • Almost any sports injury such as sprained ankles and knees, cartilage problems, corking and tearing of muscles, torn ligaments and bruises.

  • Neck and upper shoulder pain

  • Sciatica

  • Lumbago/low back pain

  • Shoulder pain: rotator cuff, frozen shoulder

  • Tennis/golfer's elbow

  • Carpal tunnel

  • Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

Respiratory Conditions: 

  • High or low blood pressure/Hypertension

  • Chest pain/angina pectoris

  • Allergies

Psychological Conditions: 

  • Depression

  • Phobias

  • Emotional disturbances

  • Anxiety, nervousness

  • Addictions such as smoking.

 

Neurological Conditions: 

  • Headaches/Migraines

  • Difficulty sleeping/insomnia

  • Sequelae of stroke

  • Facial neuralgia (Bell's Palsy)

  • Trigeminal neuralgia 

  • Peripheral neuropathy 

  • Tinnitus, dizziness, and Meniere's disease