What conditions can be treated with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine?

According to the World Health Organization acupuncture can effectively treat many chronic and acute health conditions, and is an effective form of preventive care. Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine is a complex system of internal medicine, and so thus treats many more conditions than can be listed here. However, following is a list of some conditions that are commonly treated:

  Arthritis/joint problems
  Back and neck pain
  Bladder/kidney problems
  Breastfeeding issues
  Breech presentation of fetus
  Carpal tunnel syndrome
  Childhood illnesses
  Common colds/flu
  Drug/alcohol/smoking addictions
  Effects of chemotherapy
  Gastrointestinal disorders
   Gynecological problems
  Hair loss
  High blood pressure/high cholesterol
  Immune system deficiency
  Knee pain
  Menopausal discomfort
  Musculoskeletal injuries
  Pregnancy–related issues
  Pre-menstrual syndrome
  Postpartum-related issues
  Sexual dysfunction
  Sinus problems
  Skin problems
  Urinary tract infections
  Yeast infections
  Weight problems

How long does it take to notice results?

Treatment efficacy depends on the severity and nature of the condition. Acute conditions may respond to 2 or 3 treatments, while chronic conditions may require a series of 5 to 15 treatments or more. Some degenerative conditions may require ongoing, long-term treatment. For healthy individuals with no complaints, preventive care may be achieved by receiving treatments at least once with each change of the season.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture needles are hair-thin and flexible, not hollow; most patients don’t even feel them being inserted. What may be felt is a dull ache, or a warm intensity – these sensations are the feeling of Qi coming to the surface as it’s accessed by the sterile stainless steel needle. Some patients don’t feel the needles at all. Each patient’s sensitivity to needles is different, since each patient’s Qi is different. Once all the needles have been inserted, most patients fall into a meditative or sleep-like state.