It our modern world, medication seems to be the general answer for our aches and pains. Some, though, wish to find other methods to cure what ails them. Acupuncture is one of the oldest medical procedures that is still commonly in use today! It is well documented that acupuncture is successful when treating pain as well as other health conditions.

Traditional Chinese medicine theorizes that the more than 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body connect with 12 main and 8 secondary pathways, called meridians. Chinese medicine practitioners believe these meridians conduct energy, or qi, between the surface of the body and internal organs.

Qi regulates spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical balance. Qi is influenced by the opposing forces of yin and yang. According to traditional Chinese medicine when yin and yang are balanced they work together with the natural flow of qi to help the body achieve and maintain health. Acupuncture is believed to balance yin and yang, keep the normal flow of energy unblocked, and restore health to the body and mind.

Traditional Chinese medicine practices (including acupuncture, herbs, diet, massage, and meditative physical exercises) all are intended to improve the flow of qi.3

Below you will find a list of health conditions that can be improved with the use of acupuncture.

Conditions Appropriate for Acupuncture Therapy

  • Abdominalpain 
  • Constipation 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Hyperacidity 
  • Indigestion
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Insomnia 
  • Nervousness 
  • Neurosis
  • Cataracts
  • Gingivitis
  • Poor vision
  • Tinnitis
  • Toothache
  • Infertility
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Addiction control
  • Athletic performance
  • Blood pressure regulation
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Immune system tonification
  • Stress reduction
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Muscle cramping
  • Muscle pain/weakness
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Neurogenic
  • Bladder dysfunction
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Postoperative pain
  • Stroke
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Common cold
  • Sinusitis
  • Smoking cessation
  • Tonsilitis