What does acupuncture treat?

The World Health Organization has recognized acupuncture as being highly effective for treating a wide variety of conditions including:

  • Neurological Disorders Headache, migraine, neuralgia, post-operative pain, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis ,facial pain, and Bell's palsy.
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders Joint pain, limb pain, low back pain, sciatica, disc problems, arthritis, sprains and strain, sports injuries muscle cramping, and localized traumatic injuries.
  • Digestive Disorders Acid reflux, abdominal pain, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, belching, and flatulence.
  • Ears, Eyes and Nose Disorders Common cold and flu, sinusitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis, allergies, and asthma.
  • Reproductive disorders Impotence, menstrual syndromes, menopause, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, PMS, and infertility.
  • Emotional Disorders Insomnia, depression, anxiety, nervousness, and neuroses.
  • Other Health Benefits of Acupuncture Increased vitality and energy, stress reduction, deep relaxation, enhance the immune system, enhanced athletic and physical function, lower blood pressure, and control addictions.

What should I do before my acupuncture treatment?

  • Wear loose comfortable clothing. Women should not wear one-piece dresses. Avoid wearing tight stockings. Avoid treatment when excessively fatigued, hungry, full, or emotionally upset.

What do I do during my acupuncture treatment?

  • RELAX. Breathe. Rest. Relax your body and mind and let the needles do their work. Do not move suddenly or change your position. Call for your practitioner if you feel at all uncomfortable during your treatment.

What should I do after my acupuncture treatment?

  • Be good to yourself. Relax and allow the treatment to settle into your system. Try to schedule your appointment so you do not have to rush around or go back to work right away. Wait at least one hour before exercising and avoid vigorous exercise that day.