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.
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.
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.
Cardiovascular Disease - Research Article
High Blood Pressure - short term benefits - Research Article
High Cholesterol - Research Article
Type II Diabetes
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.
Acid Reflux (GERD)
IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
Acupuncture can treat digestive imbalance by reducing stress and regulating the endocrine and nervous system hyperactivity that often accompanies digestive disorder patterns.
EMOTIONAL & PSYCHOLOGICAL
Anxiety, Panic Attacks
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.
Osteoarthritis - Research Article for Knee Osteoarthritis
Lower Back Pain
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CANCER TREATMENT SUPPORT
Pelvic Floor Prolapse
UTI (urinary tract infection)
EYE, EAR, MOUTH
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder)
We are currently not seeing patients with flu-like conditions. If you are experiencing any difficulties breathing please contact your general practitioner.
Lyme Diseases, Tick borne diseases
TOS (thoracic outlet syndrome)
Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia, Trigeminal Neuralgia
Restless Leg Syndrome
Autism, ADD/ADHD, Learning Disabilities
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.