What Conditions does Acupuncture Treat?
I specialize in treating musculoskeletal injuries and chronic pain. Some of the musculoskeletal conditions that I treat regularly include:
Sciatica | Tennis/golfer’s elbow | Rotator cuff pain | Hamstring strain | Ankle sprain | Tendonitis | Carpal tunnel | Herniated disc | Neuropathy | Knee pain | Meniscus tears | Osteoarthritis | IT band pain | Piriformis syndrome | Fibromyalgia | TMJ | Chronic neck/shoulder tension.
Beyond musculoskeletal pain, acupuncture is effective in treating insomnia, tension headaches, migraines, women’s health issues like painful periods and menopausal symptoms, digestive issues, anxiety and depression. It is also great for stress reduction and increasing energy. Specifically, I also specialize in using acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of eating disorders.
In 2003 the World Health Organization published an official report listing the following conditions and diseases that have been shown in controlled trials to be treated effectively by Acupuncture. The highlighted conditions are things that I treat on a regular basis:
Low back pain | Neck pain | Sciatica | Tennis elbow | Knee pain | Periarthritis of the shoulder |Sprains | Facial pain/TMJ | Headache | Dental pain | Acute and chronic gastritis | Rheumatoid arthritis | Induction of labor | Breech birth presentation | Morning sickness | Nausea and vomiting | Postoperative pain | Stroke | Essential hypertension | Primary hypotension | Renal colic | Leucopenia | Radiation/chemo reactions | Allergic rhinitis, hay fever | Biliary colic | Depression | Acute bacillary dysentery | Primary dysmenorrhea | Acute epigastralgia | Peptic ulcer | Abdominal pain | Bronchial asthma | Cancer pain | Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent | Earache | Eye pain | Female infertility | Fibromyalgia | Gouty arthritis | Hepatitis B | Herpes zoster| Insomnia| Labor pain | Osteoarthritis | Reynaud syndrome | Sjogren syndrome | Polycystic ovary syndrom (PCOS) | Postherpetic neuralgia (nerve pain from shingles) | PMS | Pruritus and skin rash | Ulcerative colitis
*SOURCE: Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, World Health Organization, 2003, http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/en/d/Js4926e/5.html