Conditions Treated by Acupuncture

The National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization recognize acupuncture as effective in treating over 43 common disorders including:

  • Emotional, Psychological and Stress-Related Disorders such as depression, anxiety, anorexia, seasonal affective disorder;
  • Pain Issues Affecting the Muscles, Joints and Bones such as pain in the lower back, neck and shoulder, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist pain, tennis elbow, arthritis, fibromyalgia;
  • Cancer Support including treatment of nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy drugs used in cancer treatment;
  • Fertility Concerns including infertility, IUI and IVF support, morning sickness, labor induction, turning breach babies, pregnancy support, sexual dysfunction;
  • Gynecological Concerns such as irregular, heavy, or painful menstruation, menopausal induced hot flashes, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menstrual migraines;
  • Nervous System Disorders such as migraine headaches, headaches, neuralgia, insomnia, dizziness, chronic fatigue, facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia;
  • Gastrointestinal Concerns such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), reflux, heart burn, chronic diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, bad breath, gastrointestinal weakness, colitis, gastritis, food allergies;
  • Respiratory Disorders such as emphysema, sinusitis, asthma, allergies, bronchitis, other symptoms that affect the ears, nose and throat;
  • Uro-genital Disorders such as stress incontinence, urinary tract infections, sexual dysfunction;
  • Circulatory Disorders such as hypertension, anemia, cold hands and feet, joint and muscle pain;
  • Addictions to alcohol, nicotine, drugs, food and work.

Acupuncture can also treat non-specific symptoms that do not fit any of the above categories.