Acupuncture Treatments

Acupuncture can be used to treat the following conditions:

  • Gastrointestinal:
    Allergies, ulcers, diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, GI weakness, anorexia and gastritis.
  • Urogenital:
    Stress incontinence, urinary tract infections, and sexual dysfunction.
  • Gynecological:
    Irregular, heavy, painful menstruation, infertility, and PMS.
  • Respiratory:
    Emphysema, sinusitis, asthma, allergies and bronchitis.
  • BJMN:
    Arthritis, migraine, neuralgia, insomnia, dizziness and low back, neck and shoulder pain.
  • Circulatory:
    Hypertension, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis and anemia.
  • Emotional and Psychological:
    Depression and anxiety.
  • Addictions:
    Alcohol, nicotine and drugs.
  • Eye, ear, nose and throat disorders.
  • Supportive therapy:
    For other chronic and painful debilitating disorders.

Modern Research & Acupuncture

National Institute of Health Consensus Statement on Acupuncture

Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of following conditions:

  1. Postoperative nausea and vomiting.
  2. Post-chemotherapy nausea and vomiting.
  3. Postoperative dental pain.

Acupuncture is useful as adjunct, alternative or comprehensive management for following conditions:

  • Addiction
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Headache
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Tennis elbow
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Low back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Asthma

[ Acupuncture, NIH Consensus Statement 1997 Nov 3-5; 15(5):1-34 ]

Evidence-Based Acupuncture Based on Recent Publications

Pain Conditions

Good evidence: osteoarthritis, headache, and pain relief during labor. Positive with reservation: fibromyalgia, dysmenorrhea, peripheral and neuropathy.

Other Conditions

Good evidence: nausea/vomiting, acute dental pain, stroke rehabilitation, breech version, shortening of labor duration, and menopausal hot flashes. Positive with reservation: drug addiction. infertility, and depression.

Sports Enhancement and Recovery:

Acupuncture was found to produce cardiovascular improvements that enhanced physical capacity and endurance. After undergoing acupuncture for five weeks the participants increased their performance by 7% and showed significant reductions in heart rate and faster recovery times to base-line heart rate and blood pressure. These participants in the study did not workout during the study and still improved. Anyone who is interested in improving the body's ability to perform may find acupuncture as another complement to their other programs. Int. J Sports Med 13:486-491


Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer significantly improves the reproductive outcome in infertile women." Fertility and Sterility 2000 May Vol. 85. Patients were given two, 25- minute treatments, one before the transfer and one immediately after. This technique gave the highest pregnancy rate compared to acupuncture two days after or to the control group, which did not receive any acupuncture treatment. If you are going through IVF/ICSI please use acupuncture to increase your chances of success.

Immune System Effect:

Acupuncture increased the phagocytic activity of WBC (White Blood Cells), phagocytic activity of macrophage and increased the activity of natural killer cells (NK). OK, what did that all mean in English? Basically, acupuncture increases your body's ability to defend itself against disease. Every time you breathe, eat and sleep your body is in a constant fight against the little invaders that keep trying to take us down and our immune system keeps them in check.

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