Conditions & Specialties

Striving to go beyond the treatment of symptoms to address the underlying causes of illness.

Treating All Manner Of Illness

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:

Cardiovascular Disorders

Angina, chest pain, cold limbs, fluid retention, hypertension, hypotension, muscle cramps, poor circulation.

Digestive Disorders

Colitis, constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, gastric/duodenal ulcers, gastritis, heartburn, hemorrhoids, hiccough, mouth ulcers, nausea, toothache, vomiting, weight control.

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Frozen shoulder, gout, knee pain, low back pain, osteoarthritis, post-operative pain, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica, shoulder and neck pain, tennis elbow, tenosynovitis.

Neurological Disorders

Difficulty sleeping, dizziness, facial, inter-costal, trigeminal neuralgia, headaches, migraines, peripheral neuropathy, some forms of paralysis, stroke, tinnitus.

Psychological Disorders

​Addictions, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, nervous tension, undefined emotional disturbances. 

Reproductive Disorders

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.

Respiratory Disorders

Asthma, acute and chronic bronchitis, chronic cough, common cold, hay fever, influenza, laryngitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, sore throat, tonsillitis.

Sensory Disorders

​Conjunctivitis, painful, itchy or watery eyes, visual disorders.  

Skin Disorders

Dermatitis, eczema, herpes zoster, psoriasis, scar tissue.

Urogenital Disorders

Cystitis, kidney disorders, urinary retention, nocturnal enuresis.

Areas of Expertise

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:

Chronic & Recalcitrant Issues

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:

Digestive Disorders Immune System Imbalance Chronic Pain
Respiratory Problems Metabolic Imbalance Premature Aging

Psycho-Emotional Issues

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:

Anxiety & Depression Compulsive Disorders Attention Deficit
PTSD/C-PTSD Sleep Issues Stress-Related Problems

Women's Fertility & Reproductive Health

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:

Trying To Conceive Already Pregnant Embarking On ART/IVF
Gynecological Problems Menopause Sexual Violence