Use of Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been shown to provide generalized oxygenation and increased blood flow to specific areas of treatment. It also aids the production of cortisone and other anti-inflammatory secretions and can increase the internal production of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. In addition, a 2010 study from the University of Rochester in New York found that acupuncture can help relieve pain by triggering a natural pain-killing chemical called adenosine.

A recent study of acupuncture – the most rigorous and detailed analysis of the treatment to date – found that it can ease migraines and arthritis and other forms of chronic pain. The researchers, who published their results in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that acupuncture outperformed sham treatments and standard care when used by people suffering from osteoarthritis, migraines, and chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain.

Acupuncture Can Relieve the Following Complaints

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine as effective for over 43 ailments including:

Respiratory Disorders

Sinusitis, Rhinitis, Common cold, Tonsillitis, Sore throat, Hay fever, Bronchitis, Bronchial asthma

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Frozen shoulder, Tennis/Golf elbow, Low back pain, Osteoarthritis and joint pains, Stiff neck, Tendinitis, Bursitis, Sprains, Injuries from auto accidents, Chronic fatgiue syndrome, Fibromylagia

Disorders of the Eyes

Acute conjunctivitis, Myopia in children, Cataracts without complications, Central retinitis

Mental-Emotional Disorders

Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Insomnia, Additions, Weight Control

Gastro-intestinal Disorders

Acute and chronic gastritis, Hyperacidity, Hiccoughs, Acute uncomplicated duodenal ulcer, Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief), Acute and chronic colitis, Acute bacillary dysentery, Constipation, Diarrhea, Paralytic ileus

Neurological Disorders

Headache and Migraine, Dizziness, Trigeminal neuralgia, Facial palsy (within 3-6 months), Pareses following stroke, Peripheral neuropathies, Meniere’s disease, Neurogenic bladder dysfunction, Nocturnal enuresis, Intercostal neuralgia, Sciatica

Ear Disorders

Ringing in ears, Deafness, Meniere’s disease, Earache

Reproductive System Disorders

Infertility, Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Irregular menses, Menstrual cramps, Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), Menopausal symptoms, Morning sickness, Urinary incontinence, Impotence

Disorders of the Mouth

Toothache, Post extraction pain, Gingivitis, Acute and chronic pharyngitis