What Can Acupuncture Treat?
Acupuncture can treat any imbalance in the body that leads to discomfort or disease, which is a big reason why so many patients find it beneficial worldwide. For traumatic injuries, surgeries or just a common cold, Chinese medicine has many tools to relive pain and symptoms and boost the immune system to speed the body’s own natural healing process.
Here are just a few of the most common conditions that acupuncture can treat:
Whether it be acute or chronic, mild or severe, acupuncture can often provide immediate and lasting relief for any kind of pain.
Headaches and migraines
Acupuncture can relieve immediate pain and treat the underlying root cause to help prevent future headaches and migraines.
Digestion and metabolism issues
Acupuncture and dietary changes can often make a big difference in healing problems with digestion, and in reducing symptoms of IBS, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis and other digestive diseases. It also can help with thyroid problems and issues with metabolism that make weight loss difficult.
We all have it. Acupuncture can help you reduce stress and build your body’s defenses to keep you moving forward the next time it tries to knock you off your feet.
Anxiety and depression
When anxiety, worry, grief or despair are interrupting your life, acupuncture can help by shifting your energy (known in Chinese medicine as Qi) so that you can relax and find the space within yourself to process your thoughts and emotions.
Chinese medicine is particularly useful for identifying patterns in the body that affect your health. Acupuncture, dietary changes and stress reduction techniques can help counteract imbalances and reduce inflammation in the body. These treatments can decrease, stop, or even repair the damage caused by autoimmune disorders.
Acupuncture can often provide immediate relief for insomnia, getting you that vital good night’s sleep.
Acupuncture combined with electric stimulation (e-stim) can speed the overall healing process of sprains, strains, and torn ligaments by harnessing the body’s natural healing power.
Acupuncture combined with electric stimulation (e-stim) can help broken bones knit together faster to speed the healing process.
Loss of sensation or motor control
No matter the origin, acupuncture combined with electric stimulation (e-stim) has been proven effective in returning partial or total sensation in extremities. It can help return lost motor control and reduce pain from neuropathy.
Acupuncture alone cannot cure addiction, but it can be a powerful tool to help you fight cravings and prevent relapses, keeping you focused on your recovery.