For over 2000 years, practitioners of Chinese medicine have relieved all manner of illness, disease, dysfunction, and infirmity. The World Health Organization (WHO) lists the following problems as responsive to treatment with acupuncture:
Angina, chest pain, cold limbs, fluid retention, hypertension, hypotension, muscle cramps, poor circulation.
Colitis, constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, gastric/duodenal ulcers, gastritis, heartburn, hemorrhoids, hiccough, mouth ulcers, nausea, toothache, vomiting, weight control.
Frozen shoulder, gout, knee pain, low back pain, osteoarthritis, post-operative pain, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica, shoulder and neck pain, tennis elbow, tenosynovitis.
Difficulty sleeping, dizziness, facial, inter-costal, trigeminal neuralgia, headaches, migraines, peripheral neuropathy, some forms of paralysis, stroke, tinnitus.
Addictions, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, nervous tension, undefined emotional disturbances.
Absent, heavy, irregular or painful periods, abnormal uterine bleeding/discharge, difficulty with conception, hormonal disturbances, low sex drive, malposition of fetus, menopausal symptoms, morning sickness, premenstrual tension, prolapse of the uterus or bladder, prostatitis.
Asthma, acute and chronic bronchitis, chronic cough, common cold, hay fever, influenza, laryngitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, sore throat, tonsillitis.
Conjunctivitis, painful, itchy or watery eyes, visual disorders.
Dermatitis, eczema, herpes zoster, psoriasis, scar tissue.
Cystitis, kidney disorders, urinary retention, nocturnal enuresis.
Sometimes the problems we’re struggling with are purely physical. Others of us are struggling with a mental-emotional imbalance. Frequently there’s some combination of the two. Whatever the case there’s a good chance I can help. However, I have particular interest and expertise in the following areas:
One of Chinese medicine's greatest strengths is its ability to effectively handle chronic, difficult-to-treat, or long-term illness. Whereas Western medicine frequently sees in these types of issues symptoms that must just be managed, Chinese medicine sees them as cases of extreme imbalance. With patience and persistence, many of these types of disorders can be effectively resolved. Following are just a few of these types of issues acupuncture can address:
Complex relationships connect the physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of being. Because of this inter-dependence, the roots of many psychological disorders can actually be found in physical imbalance. Few practitioners are committed to understanding the psycho-spiritual aspects of acupuncture. But those who are can affect much deeper levels of being. Following are a few of the problems that respond well to acupuncture:
The wonder of a woman's reproductive system. Every month her body prepares for conception. If it doesn't happen, she resets. This repeats, month after month, for 30+ years. And it's all modulated by an elegant complex of hormones, the slightest imbalance of which can cause any number of problems. For an acupuncturist, many of the symptoms that a Western OB/GYN considers "normal" are actually considered signs of imbalance. Here are some issues acupuncture can help with: