Health Conditions treated by Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

The World Health Organization (WHO) published a landmark research report in 2003 on the efficacy of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in the treatment of disease. To view a summary of the report click here. To view the full report click here.

Below is an incomplete list of common conditions Treated by acupuncture and TCM:

 

Orthopedic / Musculo-skeletal / Pain (Acute & Chronic) Conditions

Low back pain, back pain, neck pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, foot pain, post surgical pain, generalized joint pain, muscle pain, stiffness, weakness, contractures, localized traumatic injury, sprains, strains, swelling, tendonitis, fasciitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, ‘frozen shoulder’, medial / lateral epichondilitis (aka ’tennis elbow’ / golfer’s elbow respectively) temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD), occupational and sports related injuries, sciatica, osteoarthritis, bursitis, fibromyalgia, toothache, tension headache

 

Cardiovascular conditions 

Hypertension / high blood pressure, low blood pressure, heartbeat irregularity, palpitations, dizziness, vertigo

 

Immune System & Respiratory System Disorders

Flu, common cold, seasonal allergies (allergic rhinitis aka hay fever), sore throat, acute tonsillitis, nasal and sinus congestion, sinusitis (sinus infection), bronchitis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, pneumonia, tonsilitis, edema, bronchial asthma

 

Autoimmune Conditions

Fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis (MS), lyme disease, lupus, HIV & AIDS, hepatitis, immune system regulation and support

 

Headaches

Sinus, tension, cluster, and migraine headaches 

 

Dermatology / Skin Problems

Acne, hives, rosaecea, eczema, psoriasis, athletes foot, facial rejuvenation, (crows feet, fine lines, age related wrinkles).

 

Eye, Ear, Nose & Mouth conditions

Acute and chronic pharyngitis, acute conjunctivitis, cataract (without complications), central retinitis, gingivitis, myopia (in children), toothaches, post extraction pain, halitosis (bad breath)

 

Gastrointestinal / Digestion / Bowel Health

Abdominal bloating and pain, gas, diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux / gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD), hiccough, ulcerative colitis (Crohn’s disease), acute and chronic gastritis, gall Stones, Hemorrhoids, Acute and chronic colitis, Excessive or low appetite, Acute duodenal ulcer (without complication), acute bacillary dysentery, chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief), gastroptosis, spasms of esophagus and cardia 

 

Neurological Disorders / Neurological Health

Facial (Bell’s) palsy, intercostal neuralgia, Meniere’s disease, peripheral neuropathy, sciatica, stroke & paralysis, tri-geminal neuralgia, diabetic neuropathy, neuralgia, cervico-brachial syndrome, disc problems, facial palsy (early stage, especially within three to six months), headache and migraine, neurogenic bladder dysfunction, nocturnal enuresis, paresis following stroke

 

Urological Health

Urinary difficulty, frequency / infrequency, painful or burning urination, kidney stones

 

Men’s Reproductive Health 

Impotence, erectile dysfunction (ED), low libido, premature ejaculation (PE), nocturnal emission, spermatorrhea, protecting & promoting fertility

 

Women’s Reproductive / Gynecological Health

Regulating a healthy menstrual cycle, menstrual Irregularity, fertility concerns, promoting & prolonging fertility, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain), amenorrhea (absence of period), irritability, menstrual cramps, heavy periods, excessive clotting and/or bleeding, prolonged bleeding, bloating, menopause symptoms, menopause and peri-menopause regulation, breast tenderness / distention, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), cystic breasts, uterine fibroids

 

Promoting Healthy Pregnancy, Labor & Delivery

Morning sickness, assisting labor induction, fetal mal-position  

 

Cancer Treatment Related Side Effects (Chemotherapy & Radiation)

Nausea, vomiting, pain, fatigue, night sweats

 

Psychological / Mental & Emotional 

Acute / chronic stress, depression, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), somatization disorder, attention deficit disorder (ADD), depression (mild to moderate), menstrual mood disorders, postpartum depression, stress & tension

 

Addiction Support

Smoking cessation, alcohol detoxification, street and/or pharmacological drug withdrawal, food addiction (cultivating a healthy relationship with food), appetite regulation