What Does It Treat?

Why would I want to have an acupuncture treatment?

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–  to help you relax
–  to alleviate pain
–  to help you feel more energized
–  to help you avoid illness or injury
–  to help you think more clearly
–  to help you stop thinking (especially around bedtime)
–  to boost your immune system
–  to help with digestive issues including GERD and IBS
–  to use along with other therapies and medications for the purpose of improving their effect or lowering doses

Acupuncture is part of a whole medical system and there is almost always an approach to help you manage a health problem or remain pain and illness free.  Our acupuncturists have lots of experience treating pain management, fertility, anxiety/depression, digestion problems, stress, insomnia, sports medicine, and much more.

In 1979, the World Health Organization published a short list of conditions seen as appropriate for acupuncture treatment. This is not a complete list, just some examples. The list includes:

Abdominal pain, Addiction control, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Athletic performance, Back/neck pain, Blood pressure regulation, Bronchitis, Chronic fatigue, Common cold, Constipation, Depression, Diarrhea, Headaches, Hyperacidity, IBS, Immune System tonification, Indigestion,   Infertility, Insomnia, Menopausal symptoms, Migraines, Muscle cramping/pain, Nervousness, Neurogenic bladder dysfunction, Neurosis, Numbness, Parkinson’s disease, Poor vision, Postoperative pain, Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Sciatica, Sinusitis, Stress reduction, Stroke, Tonsillitis, Toothache.

In addition, here’s our list of ‘no-brainer’ conditions (that is, situations that should absolutely be treated with acupuncture without hesitation):

Athletic sprain/strain, Acute back or neck strain, Temporal Mandibular Disorder (TMJ), Bell’s Palsy, Headaches (including Migraines), Palpitations, Early stages of Cold/flu, Asthma, Tendinitis, PMS and other gynecological issues, Fertility/Infertility, Pre/post surgery for accelerated healing, Insomnia, Reynaud’s, Anxiety, High levels of stress, Addictions, IBS, Reflux, Hemorrhoids, Herpes zoster (shingles).

Please note that this is not a complete list – acupuncture treatment is highly individualized and the best way to find out if acupuncture will work well for you is to try it.  Side effects often include relaxation and an increased sense of well-being.

“Often the remedy is deemed the highest good because it helps so many.”   -Paracelsus