What Can Acupuncture Treat?
Medical Acupuncture is a complete medical system which can be employed for the maintenance of health, the promotion of well-being, the prevention of illness, and the treatment of various acute and chronic medical conditions.
Although Acupuncture is usually associated with pain relief, it has much broader applications. Acupuncture can be effectively used as the primary treatment or be used in combination with other medical treatments. The World Health Organization recognizes that acupuncture can be used to help treat over 100 various medical conditions including:
Respiratory: asthma, sinusitis, bronchitis, emphysema,
sore throat, recurrent chest infections, hay fever.
Muscular and Neurological disorders: low back pain,
sciatica, knee pain, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, sprains,
strains, tennis elbow, headaches, migraines, facial tics,
neck pain, tinnitus, poor eye sight.
Digestive disorders: gastritis, spastic colon, constipation,
diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, colitis.
Urinary, Menstrual, and Reproductive problems:
premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menopausal symptoms,
infertility, morning sickness, kidney stone,
benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH).
Immune disorders: chronic fatigue, allergies, hepatitis,
Cardiovascular disorders: high blood pressure, poor circulation, anemia.
Emotional and Psychological disorders: anxiety, insomnia, stress, depression, smoking cessation, food addictions, weight control.
Acupuncture is particularly useful in resolving physical problems related to tension and stress and emotional problems. Acupuncture is even more effective for new or acute conditions especially in regards to musculoskeletal injuries.