In the West, acupuncture has been given notoriety as being effective for pain management.
However, it is a powerful tool for a wide variety of conditions due to its power to stimulate
the body’s own healing response, and because it is a holistic treatment it has an overall
therapeutic effect and treats the whole body. Therefore, acupuncture can be helpful in
alleviating the symptoms of virtually any illness or disorder. Below is an abbreviated list of
the many conditions for which the World Health Organization considers acupuncture an
Respiratory / Ear, Nose, Throat: colds & flu, asthma, bronchitis, sinus infections,
Musculo-Skeletal / Neurological: back/neck pain, arthritis, sciatica, bursitis/tendonitis, neuralgia, Bells’/Cerebral Palsy headache, dizziness, stroke, sprains/strains.
Dermatological: acne, herpes, eczema.
Genito-Urinary / Reproductive: impotence, infertility, PMS, PID, Vaginitis, irregular menstruation, cramps, uterine bleeding, menopausal syndrome, morning sickness, difficult labor, urinary difficulties.
Internal: hypo/hyperglycemia, hypertension, ulcers, irritable bowels/Colitis, hemorrhoids, diabetes, epigastric pain, abdominal masses.
Mental / Emotional: anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia, palpitations.