CONDITIONS TREATED & RESEARCH ARTICLES

Having existed for thousands of years, acupuncture has certainly been a clinical medicine refined through history. While acupuncture known to be extremely effective at treating pain, it has a long history of treating a wide range of health conditions. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have identified over 40 conditions that acupuncture successfully treats. 


Research studies are released in professional journals from all over the world describing new uses for acupuncture and how the integrative medicine works on the body. These studies indicate that acupuncture influences the central and peripheral nervous system. Evidence shows acupuncture releases neurotransmitters, endorphins, and serotonin from the brain which makes acupuncture particularly effective in pain control and altering a person's mood.

Some of the conditions listed have research conducted to understand how acupuncture creates an effect on the body. If you're interested, reference the posted article links. 

ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS

Smoking Cessation - Research Article

Alcohol Abuse - Research Article

Substance Abuse - Research Article

Opioid Addiction - Research Article

Overeating - Research Article

Studies found the effects of acupuncture increased “levels of enkephalin, epinephrine, endorphin, serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine in the central nervous system and plasma that might mediate substance abuse.

AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS

Sjogren's Disease - Research Article 

Thyroid Disease - Research Article

Graves' Disease - Research Article

Lyme Disease - Research Article

Diabetes Management - Research Article

Acupuncture works by calming the body's immune system and reversing the body's sensitivity to the “trigger.” Acupuncture may alleviate symptoms, address the root to stabilize the progression of autoimmune disease for patients.

CIRCULATORY DISORDERS

Cardiovascular Disease -  Research Article

High Blood Pressure - short term benefits - Research Article

High Cholesterol - Research Article

Type II Diabetes

Edema (swelling)

Thyroid Imbalances

Acupuncture helps decrease stress and regulate the body's stress response. The body has a natural reaction to perceived stress known as the sympathetic or “fight or flight” response. Acupuncture can be an integrative approach in helping management and prevention of circulatory conditions.

DIGESTIVE DISORDERS

Abdominal Pain 
Acid Reflux (GERD) 
Bloating 
Celiac Disease 
Crohn's Disease 
Constipation 
Colitis 
Diarrhea 
Diverticulitis 
Dysentery
Heartburn 
IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) 
Indigestion
Nausea
Ulcers
Vomiting

Acupuncture can treat digestive imbalance by reducing stress and regulating the endocrine and nervous system hyperactivity that often accompanies digestive disorder patterns.

EMOTIONAL & PSYCHOLOGICAL

Stress
Depression
Nervousness
Grief
Anxiety, Panic Attacks
Neurosis
PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
SAD (seasonal affective disorder)
OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)

In Chinese Medicine, we help with emotional disorders through regulating five element relationships within the body. Modern research finds that acupuncture regulates mood-relating hormone levels such as serotonin, noradrenaline, and dopamine. This changes the brain's mood chemistry and can help address the physical impacts of negative emotional states.

MUSCULO-SKELETAL/PAIN

Carpal Tunnel

Joint Pain

Post-operation Pain

Osteoarthritis

Lower Back Pain

Body Pain

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SLEEP DISORDERS

General Insomnia - research article

Insomnia related to menopause - research article

Restless Sleep

Frequent Waking

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CANCER TREATMENT SUPPORT

Low Energy
Vomiting
Nausea
Fatigue
Hot Flashes

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GENITO-URINARY DISORDERS

Pelvic Floor Prolapse
Bladder Dysfunction
UTI (urinary tract infection)
Incontinence
Frequent Urination
Kidney Stones
Impotence
Infertility
Sexual Dysfunction

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EYE, EAR, MOUTH

Poor Vision
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
Vertigo (dizziness)
Gingivitis
TMJ
Post-tooth extraction

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WOMEN'S HEALTH

Amenorrhea
Heavy or Irregular Bleeding
Menstrual Cramps
Pre & Post-Menopausal Symptoms
PMS
Infertility
Postpartum Fatigue or Depression 
PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)

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RESPIRATORY DISORDERS

Allergies
Asthma
Bronchitis
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder)
Sinusitis
Tonsillitis

We are currently not seeing patients with flu-like conditions. If you are experiencing any difficulties breathing please contact your general practitioner.

NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

Headaches, Migraines

Alzheimer's, Dementia

Diabetic Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy

Parkinson's Disease

Multiple Sclerosis

Post-Stroke Paralysis

Lyme Diseases, Tick borne diseases

Seizures

TOS (thoracic outlet syndrome)

Cervicobrachial Syndrome

Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia, Trigeminal Neuralgia

Bell's Palsy

Tremors

Restless Leg Syndrome

Autism, ADD/ADHD, Learning Disabilities

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Note: The above lists the commonly treated conditions and is not a comprehensive list. If the condition you are seeking help for is not found in the list above, it does not mean that acupuncture cannot help. For inquires on individual conditions, contact us for more information. Free consultations with our acupuncturist are also available.

 

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Parma, Ohio 44129 Ohio

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