What does Acupuncture Treat?
I specialize in treating musculoskeletal injuries and
Some of the conditions I treat regularly include:
Sciatica | Low back pain | Shoulder pain | Neck pain | Knee pain | Hip pain |
Tennis/golfer’s elbow | Rotator cuff pain | Hamstring strain | Ankle sprain | Tendonitis | Carpal tunnel | Herniated disc | Neuropathy |
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, seasonal allergies, 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.
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.
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