What Does Acupuncture Treat?
Overall, the Chinese have mapped the presence of 361 acupoints in the major meridians. Below is a list of conditions and circumstances for which people commonly find acupuncture treatment to be effective.
General: Allergies, Asthma, Sinusitis, Headaches, TMJ, Back Pain, Sciatica, Musculoskeletal Problems, Insomnia, Anxiety, Dizziness, Depression, High Blood Pressure, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Addictions, Indigestion, Constipation, Sexual Dysfunction, Post-Operative Recovery, Palliative Care.
Women’s Health: Menstrual Irregularities, Menopause, Conception Difficulties, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Lactation Difficulties, Postpartum, Ovarian and Uterine Problems.
Men’s Health: Prostate, Infertility, Impotence.
Pediatrics: Asthma, Cough, Digestive Problems, Behavioral Problems, Ear Infections, Sleep Problems.
Preventative Health: Prevention, Stress Management, Wellness, Seasonal Attunement
Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems. Below is a list of disorders for which acupuncture is effective (according to the NIH):
Muscle, Bone and Nerve Pain
and Diseases Sprains / Strains Back Pain Leg Pain Foot Pain Stiff Shoulders and Neck Lumbago Sciatica Tennis Elbow Carpal Tunnel syndrome and Painful Joints TMJ; Toothache Headache and Migraines Rheumatism; Arthritis Facial Paralysis; Bell’s Palsy Fibromyalgia
Obstetrics and gynecology Menstrual Pain and Cramping PMS Menopause Infertility Fetal Malposition
Addictions Tobacco Narcotics Alcohol Weight Loss
Diseases of the heart and
blood vessels Angina High blood pressure Obesity Drug addiction Smoking
Digestive disorders Indigestion Stomach ulcers Gall stones Diarrhea Constipation Nausea and vomiting Irritable Bowel Syndrome