What We Treat

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Successfully Treating

Pain: Most types of pain can be treated

  • back pain
  • hip pain
  • knee pain
  • ankle pain
  • shoulder pain
  • elbow pain
  • wrist pain
  • headaches and migraines etc.

For more than two thousand years, acupuncture has been used to treat pain. Some common names for conditions treated are: tendonitis; sports injuries; sciatica; TMJ; fibromyalgia; bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome. Acupuncture is one of the greatest tools to cause muscles to relax and to encourage blood flow. As a result, people who suffer from pain gain some of the best results from acupuncture.

Gynecology

Many people are unaware that acupuncture is used for many reproductive issues with excellent results. Some conditions we treat include nausea and morning sickness; menopause symptoms; and PMS related symptoms. As with treating pain, increased blood circulation plays a role in the healing process for many reproductive conditions. In addition, another effect of certain acupuncture points is to relax our nervous system. By having this calming effect, acupuncture can counteract our “fight or flight” response. Daily life stress can increase the fight or flight response, which will often worsen reproductive problems such as severe period cramps. The calming effect of acupuncture on our nervous system helps to make our system work and feel normal again.

Stress-related and other

Insomnia; depression; PTSD; addictions; irritable bowel; acid reflux; and many other conditions, including skin, eye, and respiratory complaints, can be helped with acupuncture. The effects of acupuncture on the body listed above (muscle relaxation, increased blood flow, nervous system relaxation) will help some people with many different kinds of problems. Often, we can identify “patterns of disharmony” in our patients. This is where some problems tend to go hand in hand with certain signs and symptoms. The best treatment for patients will happen when the practitioner takes into consideration as many of a patient’s signs and symptoms as possible. This is the basis of an integrated, holistic medicine.