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What Can Acupuncture Treat?

Acupuncture optimizes a body’s ability to heal itself. For that reason, it can be tremendously effective in treating a broad spectrum of conditions. Scientific research into how acupuncture works on specific ailments continues to add to our understanding of this ancient medicine. Below are links to websites and articles that provide insight into our contemporary understanding of this timeless tradition.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine – a comprehensive site run by the National Institute of Health: http://nccam.nih.gov

Osher Center at Harvard Medical School – division for research and education in complementary and integrative medical therapies: http://osher.hms.harvard.edu/?default.asp

Acupuncture is endorsed by both the World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health for more than 40 medical conditions. Below is a list of conditions commonly treated with acupuncture:

Musculoskeletal

Back pain

Sciatica

Joint pain

Sprains

Carpal Tunnel

Muscle cramping

Muscle pain or weakness

Tendonitis

Digestive

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Diarrhea

Constipation

Indigestion

Nausea

Vomiting

Gastritis

Gastric Reflux

Emotional

Anxiety

ADHD

Depression

Nervousness

Stress

Panic attacks

PTSD

Respiratory

Common cold or flu

Allergies

Asthma

Sinusitis

Bronchitis

Smoking cessation

Neurological

Headaches

Migraines

Neuropathy

Stroke

Head, Eye, Ears, Nose, Throat

Poor vision

Tinnitus

Sinusitis

Rhinitis

Dental pain

Sore throat

TMJ pain

Facial pain/tics

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Fertility

Menopausal Symptoms

Premenstrual Symptoms (PMS)

Pelvic Pain Endometriosis

Fibroids

Morning Sickness

Induction of labor

Correction of breech fetus

Irregular or painful periods

Autoimmune Disorders

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Systematic Lupus Erythematosus

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Grave’s Disease

HIV – related syndromes

Endocrine Imbalances

Circulatory disorders

Chronic Fatigue

Adverse reactions to chemotherapy

Addiction

Other

Insomnia

Dizziness

Preventative Health