What can acupuncture treat?

What Can Acupuncture Help With?

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine have proven to be successful in treating a wide variety of health conditions.  A lot of people are drawn to acupuncture and Chinese medicine as a “last resort” to try and help a medical problem that may be serious and complex.  It is common for people to find that acupuncture and the traditional Chinese approach to health can help them when other treatments could not.  This is why acupuncture is being used by more people every year to help with all kinds of different health issues.

Watch this video to learn about the health issues acupuncture can treat:


In addition to treating acute or serious health problems, acupuncture is often used as a preventative medicine.  Many people see their acupuncturist only a few times a year to help with “seasonal transitions” or as a “tune up” or “balancing” treatment.  This can be effective in keeping in good health, energy and vitality as well as for preventing illness.
A TCM-trained (Traditional Chinese Medicine) acupuncturist will determine the best treatment based on what your body needs to find balance and restore health.  Each patient must have a full TCM health assessment in order for the practitioner to correctly diagnose the syndrome and imbalances in the body.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) will assess the states of the organ systems, the meridians, the fluid metabolism, circulation and the vital energy “Qi” of the body.
Based on the licensed acupuncturist’s diagnosis, a treatment plan will be prepared in order to address both the root-cause of the health problem, as well as the symptoms and manifestations of the issue.  For example, someone with a skin disorder may be diagnosed with a weakness in the lungs or it may be caused by toxins in the digestive system.  So, the treatment would focus on not only the skin, but also on the cause in the lungs or digestive system.


What health problems are commonly treated with Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is well-known for treating pain-related issues. For example, arthritis, back, neck,
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system that is capable of diagnosing and successfully treating a wide range of conditions including knee and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica.  Yet, it can also treat many other health disorders.
(This is not a complete list of what Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can treat.)

Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disorders

  • Chronic Pain
  • Acute Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Neuralgia
  • Sciatica
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Stiff Neck
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Polio
  • Sprains
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Shingles

Respiratory Disorders

  • Asthma
  • Coughs
  • Emphysema
  • Bronchitis
  • Colds and Flus

Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat Disorders

  • Sinusitis
  • Sore Throat
  • Hay Fever
  • Earache
  • Nerve Deafness
  • Ringing in the Ears
  • Dizziness
  • Poor Eyesight

Circulatory Disorders

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Anemia
  • Poor circulation in the legs, hands or feet

Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Nausea
  • Digestive Problems
  • Weight Gain
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Spastic Colon
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Food Allergies
  • Parasites
  • Gallstones
  • Ulcers
  • Gastritis
  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Hemorrhoids

Gynecological / Genitourinary Disorders

  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Irregular, Heavy or Painful Menstruation
  • Fertility Problems
  • Endometriosis
  • Menopause Symptoms (Night sweats, hot flashes, etc)
  • Fibroids
  • Chronic Bladder Infection
  • Complications in Pregnancy
  • Morning Sickness
  • Kidney Stones
  • Impotence
  • Infertility in Men and Women
  • Sexual Dysfunction

Immune Disorders

  • Allergies
  • Candida
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Lupus, Lymes Disease


  • Smoking Cessation
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol

Emotional and Psychological Disorders

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • ADHD, Attention Deficit Disorders
  • PTSD

Acupuncture Also Treats

  • Chemotherapy/Radiation Side Effects
  • Diabetes
  • Dermatological Disorders
  • Premature Aging Symptoms
  • Weight Control
  • Post-Surgical Recovery
Always get acupuncture from a registered, trained and licensed professional.