Acupuncture is popular in China, US, Australia, and Europe, and the interest in acupuncture as a medical treatment has been growing worldwide since the mid-1900s. In US, acupuncture is increasingly used at academic medical centers, hospitals and individual clinics. Examples include those at Harvard University, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University, and UCLA, etc.
The World Health Organization has recognized the ability of acupuncture and Oriental medicine to treat nearly four dozen common ailments, such as :
- Neuromusculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, neuralgia, insomnia, dizziness, and neck/shoulder pain
- Emotional and psychological disorders such as depression and anxiety
- Circulatory disorders such as hypertension, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis and anemia
- Addictions to alcohol, nicotine and other drugs
- Respiratory disorders such as emphysema, sinusitis, allergies and bronchitis
- Gastrointestinal conditions such as food allergies, ulcers, chronic diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, intestinal weakness, anorexia and gastritis.
The National Institutes of Health conducted a study on the effects of acupuncture and found that the treatment could be useful by itself or in combination with other therapies to treat addiction, headaches, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and asthma.
In the hands of a skilled practitioner, acupuncture can be utilized to treat an even broader range of conditions. Such uses would also include optimizing fertility, promoting weight loss, and others.
Some common conditions we treat in our daily practice include:
- Pain Management ( from arthritis, osteoarthritis,tendinitis, bursitis, etc.)
- Women’s Health
- Hormone Balance
- Weight Loss
- Quit Smoking
- Substance Abuse/Addictions
- Stress & Anxiety
- Energy & Balance
- Immune System
- Sports Injuries
- Auto Accidents
- Lifestyle Medicine
- Nutritional Consultation
- And More…