What the experts have to say.

Acupuncture is a multidisciplinary practice that takes into account the entirety of the human experience. 

Functionally, we recognize that there's a lot of information to sift through when it comes to acupuncture and Chinese medicine. For your convenience, we've parsed some of that information out into mind, body, and spirit.

This way, it's easy to understand how acupuncture can help you.

In addition to our compilation, The W.H.O. provides a clear list of diseases and disorders that are proven to be treatable with acupuncture.

You'll find that list below.  


Mind

Though many people think of pain management when they think of acupuncture, that's only one part of the puzzle. Acupuncture offers relief for less externally obvious ailments, ranging from mild cases of anxiety to more serious diseases such as major depressive disorder, bipolar I and II, and paranoid schizophrenia.

 

Body

Acupuncture has made a name for itself treating musculoskeletal issues, and for good reason: it works great for pain management. But did you know that acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help you with so much more than with conditions such as sciatica and frozen shoulder? From arthritis to cholecystitis, acupuncture can help.

 
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Spirit

The story of a person who comes in for neck pain and a year later is still with us working through addiction issues is a common theme among our patients. Acupuncture begins with your body and over time, reminds you that your mind and spirit are in there, too. The beauty of acupuncture is in treating the whole person - illuminating, for instance, the connection between neck pain and addiction.


 

The World Health Organization's Review and Analysis of Reports On Controlled Clinical Trials

 

lists the following diseases and disorders as treatable with acupuncture: 

  • Sprain
  • Stroke
  • Tennis elbow
  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm) 
  • Headache + Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders) 
  • Hypertension, essential + Hypotension, primary
  • Knee pain + Low back pain
  • Malposition of fetus
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction) 
  • Postoperative pain
  • Renal colic
  • Rheumatoid arthritis + Periarthritis of shoulder
  • Sciatica
  • Sprain
  • Stroke
  • Tennis elbow
  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever) 
  • Biliary colic + Dysentery, acute bacillary
  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke) 
  • Dysmenorrhoea, primary
  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm) 
  • Headache + Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders) 
  • Hypertension, essential + Hypotension, primary
  • Knee pain + Low back pain
  • Malposition of fetus
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction) 
  • Postoperative pain
  • Renal colic
  • Rheumatoid arthritis + Periarthritis of shoulder
  • Sciatica