Benefits

What Can Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Treat?

The essential goal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is to reestablish harmony and balance to a stressed or dysfunctional system. The strength and effectiveness of this ancient medicine is its understanding and interpretation of the body as an integrated whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. According to Chinese Medical philosophical principles, ALL illness is a result of some force – internal or external – causing a disturbance in the body’s normal functioning. Just as a tree relies on proper temperature, hydration and nutrition to survive, the human body is also influenced by and reliant upon essential elements in its surroundings and internal environment. When these elements are overabundant or inadequate, illnesses arise.

In short, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can be used to treat most illnesses, diseases and malfunctions of the body. Some of the most commonly treated conditions are:

*Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat Disorders

  • Sinusitis
  • Sore Throat
  • Hay Fever
  • Earache and Ear Infections
  • Nerve Deafness
  • Ringing in the Ears
  • Dizziness
  • Poor Eyesight

Circulatory Disorders

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Anemia

Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Spastic colon
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Food Allergies
  • Ulcers
  • Gastritis
  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Hemorrhoids

Gynecological / Genitourinary Disorders

  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Irregular, Heavy or Painful Menstruation
  • Endometriosis
  • Menopause
  • Fibroids
  • Chronic Bladder Infection
  • Complications in Pregnancy
  • Morning Sickness
  • Kidney Stones
  • Impotence
  • Infertility in Men and Women
  • Sexual Dysfunction

Immune Disorders

  • Candida
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Epstein Barr Virus
  • Allergies
  • Lupus
  • MS
  • Hepatitis

Addiction

  • Smoking Cessation
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol

Emotional and Psychological Disorders

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Stress

Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disorders

  • Arthritis
  • Neuralgia
  • Sciatica
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Torticollis
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Stroke
  • Sprains
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Shingles

Respiratory Disorders

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Colds and Flus
  • Environmental Allergies

Acupuncture Also Treats

  • Chemotherapy/Radiation Side Effects
  • Diabetes
  • Dermatological Disorders (Eczema, Psoriasis, Hives, etc.)
  • Weight Control and Obesity

Pediatric Disorders

  • ADD and ADHD
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Autism
  • Bronchitis
  • Celiac
  • Colds and Flus
  • Colic
  • Coughs (Chronic and Acute)
  • Developmental Delays
  • Digestive Complaints (Constipation, Diarrhea, Decreased Appetite)
  • Ear Infections
  • Eczema
  • Epilepsy
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Fevers
  • Food Sensitivities and Allergies
  • GERD
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech Disorders
  • Thrush
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Visual Disturbances and ONH

* This list taken in part from Acufinder.com