Acupuncture

About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that uses very fine needles, gently inserted at specific points, to stimulate the body’s own healing systems which restore balance, decrease pain and increase functionality. It is used for both acute and chronic conditions and excels as a preventative medicine.

What Acupuncture Helps With

Acupuncture is a proven, effective treatment for the following conditions:

  • Cardiovascular: Hypertension, hypotension, stroke
  • Gastrointestinal/Renal: Peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, gastrospasm, dysentery, nausea and vomiting, biliary colic, renal colic
  • Head/Ear/Nose/Throat: Allergic rhinitis, headache
  • Mental/Emotional Health: Depression
  • Pain: Dental pain, facial pain, sciatica, neck, low back and knee pain, shoulder periarthritis, postoperative pain, rheumatoid arthritis, tennis elbow, sprain
  • Women’s Health: Dysmenorrhea, morning sickness, malposition of fetus, induction of labor
  • Other: Adverse reactions to radiotherapy/chemotherapy, leucopenia

Although further research is needed, acupuncture has been cited as having a significant therapeutic effect for the following conditions:

  • Addiction: Alcohol dependence, tobacco dependence, opium, cocaine and heroin dependence, detoxification
  • Cardiovascular: Hyperlipidemia, Raynaud Syndrome, vascular dementia
  • Endocrine: Diabetes Mellitus
  • Gastrointestinal/Renal: Ulcerative colitis, abdominal pain (gastroenteritis/gastrointestinal spasm), cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, hepatitis B, gastrokinetic disturbance
  • Head/Eye/Ear/Nose/Mouth/Throat: Earache, epistaxis (nosebleed), eye pain, Meniere disease, Sjogren Syndrome, post extubation in children, sore throat, sialism, craniocerebral injury (closed)
  • Mental/Emotional Health: Anxiety, stress, insomnia, schizophrenia
  • Neurological: Bell’s palsy, facial spasm, neuralgia, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, Tourette syndrome
  • Pain: Cancer pain, fibromyalgia, fascitis, gouty arthritis, osteoarthritis, radicular pain, stiff neck, spine pain, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, pain due to endoscopic examination, pain due to thromboangitis obliterans, Tietze syndrome
  • Post-Surgical Support: Postoperative convalescence
  • Respiratory: Asthma, whooping cough (Pertussis)
  • Skin: Acne vulgaris, herpes zoster, neurodermatitis, pruritus
  • Urogenital: Prostatitis, urinary tract infections, urine retention, urolithiasis
  • Weight Loss: Obesity
  • Women’s Health: Female infertility, hypo-ovarianism, labor pain, lactation deficiency, PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), PMS, female urethral syndrome
  • Other: Craniocerebral injury, male sexual dysfunction, postextubation in children, epidemic hemorrhagic fever
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