Chinese Medicine is recognized by both the World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health to treat a great many conditions. In my practice I have found that it can often be the primary treatment modality for a problem and then other times it is used in conjunction with the patientís other medical treatments.
Here is a partial list of conditions I have successfully treated with acupuncture. The list is by no means complete but meant to give you an idea of the range of problems treated. If you wonder about a problem you have that isnít listed, please contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org
Movement Problems: Orthopedic & Musculoskeletal Pain and Dysfunction: Examples are:
∑ Pain anywhere in the body, Neck, shoulder, back elbow, wrist, knee, foot, hip, TMJ syndrome, joint pain, pelvic pain, plantar fasciitis, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel, sciatica, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, Arthritis (osteo, rheumatoid, psoriatic), tendonitis, tennis or golfers elbow, bone spurs, Parkinsonís disease, post- operation pain.
Breathing Problems: Disruptions in respiratory boundary integrity and in the Rhythms of the Breath: Examples are :
∑ Asthma, airborne allergies, chronic sinusitis, common colds and flu, sore throat, loss of voice , sarcoidosis, Cough, hyperventilation, shallow or reverse breathing rhythm problems, habitual or addictive smoking.
Gastrointestinal Issues: Eating, Digestive & Eliminative Disorders: Examples are:
∑ Esophageal spasms, persistent nausea, Heartburn (GERD), Gastric Ulcer, Food allergies, abdominal pain, Indigestion, belching, Gas, Bloating , Cramps, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) , Constipation, diarrhea, addictive eating habits, Nausea and/or vomiting from chemotherapy, migraines, or pregnancy
Dermatological - Skin disorders: Examples are:
∑ Rashes, acne, psoriasis, eczema, itching, pressure sores and ulcers, Dermatitis, dry skin, infections of the skin ( herpes, fungal conditions), urticaria, rosacea
Reproductive and Urinary system disorders: Examples are:
∑ Night time urination, urinary incontinence, spastic bladder, Recurrent bladder & urinary tract infections, kidney stones, loss of sexual desire
∑ Womens issues: Menstrual cycle irregularities, PMS, hormonal migraines, peri-menopausal symptoms, post menopausal issues, polycystic ovary disease (PCOS) , uterine fibroids (myomas), endometriosis, Conception, IVF, & IUI support. Pregnancy support Ė morning sickness, low back pain, ankle swelling
Sleeping & Cognitive Cycle Disorders: Examples are:
∑ Insomnia, Sleep apnea, sleep bruxism, cognition and memory problems, mental restlessness, loss of concentration, sleep disruption caused by stress or pain, restless leg syndrome, chronic or sporadic fatigue & non-restorative sleep, difficulty waking or falling asleep.
Neurological and Circulatory related disorders: Examples are:
∑ High blood pressure, Headaches ( tension, migraine, cluster, sinus) , Bellís palsy, eye twitching (blesphorospasm), Trigeminal Neuralgia, Stroke recovery, Neuropathy, Reynaudís Syndrome.
Mental & Emotional Changes from Situational or Habitual Stresses. Examples are:
∑ Loss of a loved one, chronic health issues, relationship changes, loss of income etc. that can precede an Anxious or Depressive state or loss of balance.