Symptoms

Acupuncture commonly treats any pain-related conditions, including headaches, migraine headaches, TMJ, shoulder pain, neck pain, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, back pain, rib pain, sciatica, and foot pain.

Other conditions that are treated by acupuncture and Chinese herbs are as follows:

Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat

  • Conjunctivitis
  • Blurred vision
  • Sinusitis
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Dizziness
  • Earaches

Digestive Issues

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Ulcers
  • Gastritis
  • Abdominal bloating

Gynecological Issues

  • PMS
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Painful menstruation
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Menopause
  • Postpartum depression

Emotional Imbalances

  • Seasonal affective disorder
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Exam preparation (for students, to sharpen your mind before an exam)

Miscellaneous

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Shingles
  • Cosmetic facial acupuncture
  • Immune boost before/during allergy seasons

Please note that I have treated most of these conditions with varying results. The outcome depends on the severity of the condition and the individual constitution of the patient. It is not a complete list of everything that can be treated with acupuncture and Chinese herbs.  If you have questions about a symptom that is not on this list, please contact me for information about treating it. The following are very useful links about what is treatable with acupuncture.

https://consensus.nih.gov/1997/1997acupuncture107html.htm

WHO Official position