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There is nothing mystical or magical about acupuncture, but it definitely feels that way from time to time.  Chinese medicine practitioners have learned how to identify the root causes of disease over thousands of years of studying the body and focusing on symptoms, pulse & tongue diagnosis, palpation and more. It is a clinical modality designed to help balance the body, mind and spirit. Research continues to explore the neurochemical mechanisms of acupuncture’s pain-relieving effects. Acupuncture seems to work by stimulating nerves in the body that signal the brain to release pain-relieving hormones, including beta-Endorphins. These hormones can help suppress pain and increase your overall mood, happiness, and pleasure.

Top 10 Things Acupuncture treats

(but not limited to or in order of importance)

1. Neck & shoulder tension 

2. Low back pain & sciatica

3. Headaches & migraines

4. Digestive disorders

5. Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain

6. Allergies & Autoimmune Disorder

7. Insomnia

8. Fertility & Hormonal Issues

9. Chronic Fatigue

10. Mental/ emotional conditions | Stress

You might be surprised to learn that the World Health Organization has cited acupuncture alone as an effective medicine for over 50 health conditions on the medical side of things. However, when you factor in our expert use of nutritional and herbal therapies along with the latest in sound therapy and cold laser technologies, the door to what can be accomplished for your health gets thrown wide open.

Here’s a list of some of the conditions acupuncture can treat in alphabetical order:

  • Adrenal Fatigue / Adrenal Insufficiency | Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy | Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever) | Allergies, Environmental and Food | Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm) | Acne vulgaris | Alcohol dependence and detoxification | Angina | Ankle Pain | Anxiety | Autoimmune Disorders | Asthma

  • Back Pain | Biliary colic | Bell’s palsy | Bronchial asthma | Bursitis

  • Cancer pain | Cancer Treatment Support | Cardiac neurosis | Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation | Cholelithiasis | Competition Stress Syndrome | Chronic Fatigue | Congestive Heart Failure | Constipation | Craniocerebral injury, closed | Cystitis

  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke) | Dermatitis | Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent | Dysentery, acute bacillary | Diarrhea, acute or chronic | Digestive Complaints | Dysmenorrhoea

  • Earache | Eczema | Edema, generalized or local | Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm) Epidemic hemorrhagic fever | Epistaxis, simple (without generalized or local disease) | Erectile Dysfunction (ED) | Eye pain due to subconjunctival

  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders) | Facial spasm | Female infertility | Female urethral syndrome | Fibromyalgia and fasciitis | Food Allergies | Foot Pain | Frequent Urination | Frozen Shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)

  • Gastrokinetic disturbance | Gouty arthritis

  • Hives | Hypertension, essential | Hypotension, primary |Hyperlipaemia | Hypo-ovarianism | Hypothyroid | Hyperthyroid

  • Induction of labour | Insomnia

  • Joint Pain

  • Kidney Pain | Kidney Disease | Knee pain

  • Labour pain | Lactation, deficiency | Leukopenia | Low back pain | Low Libido

  • Malposition of fetus, correction of | Morning sickness | Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic | Ménière disease | Migraine Headache | Menopause

  • Nausea and vomiting | Neck pain | Nephritis | Neuralgia, post-herpetic | Neuropathy | Neurodermatitis | Numbness and Tingling

  • Obesity | Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence | Osteoarthritis

  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction) | Palpitations | Periarthritis of shoulder | Postoperative pain | Pain due to endoscopic examination | Pain in thromboangiitis obliterans | Plantar Fascitis | Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein-Leventhal syndrome) | Postextubation in children | Postoperative convalescence | Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) | Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) | Prostatitis, chronic | Pruritus| Psoriasis

  • Renal colic | Rheumatoid arthritis | Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome | Raynaud syndrome, primary | Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection | Reflex sympathetic dystrophy | Restless Leg Syndrome | Retention of urine

  • Sciatica | Sprain | Stroke | Schizophrenia | Shoulder Pain | Sinusitis / Sinus Pain / Sinus Infection | Sjögren syndrome | Sore throat (including tonsillitis) | Spine pain, acute | Stiff neck | Stress

  • Tendonitis | Tennis elbow | Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction | Tobacco dependence / Smoking Cessation | Tourette syndrome

  • Ulcerative colitis, chronic | Urolithiasis | Urinary Tract Infection, chronic

  • Vascular dementia

  • Weight Gain | Whooping cough (pertussis)

I know, it's a big list. Get in contact with me today if you have any questions or if you are ready to book in for a session.

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