What conditions is acupuncture used to treat?
Musculoskeletal disorders: Cervical pain, sciatica, lumbago, muscle pain, arthritis, rheumatism, torticollis, headache, migraines, sports injuries, epicondylitis, cramps, sprain, bursitis, capsulitis, tendonitis, carpal tunnel, trigeminal neuralgia, facial neuralgia, knee disorders , plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia.
Locomotor system: Athletic performance, minimize stiffness and injury, increase endurance and vitality, concentration, recovery, help minimize stiffness, certain paralysis.
Nervous system: Stress, anxiety, insomnia, sleep disorders, depression, burnout, general tiredness, obsessions, nightmares, vertigo, tremors, loss of balance, lack of concentration or memory, headaches , migraines, weak immune system.
Circulatory system: Numbness, cold limbs, heavy legs, chills, swelling, edema, hypertension, hypotension, hemorrhoids, palpitations.
Digestive system: Ulcer, dyspepsia, gastric pain in general, loss of appetite, anorexia, difficulty, intestinal disorders, slow digestion, colitis, diarrhea, constipation, hypoglycemia, bloating, hemorrhoids, biliary and liver disorders, heartburn, gastric reflux, nausea, vomiting, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, cholesterol, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia.
Reproductive system: Feminine and male fertility problems, painful, abundant or irregular menstruation, menstruation cessation, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), vaginal discharge, vaginitis, frigidity, fibroids, cysts, endometriosis, menopause, libido disorders, andropause.
Genitourinary system: Prostate disorders, cystitis, involuntary urine loss, difficulty urinating, nocturia (getting up at night to urinate), frequent urination, frequent urinary tract infections, kidney stones, disorders of the genital tract, vaginitis.
Respiratory system and skin problems: Asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, laryngitis, sinusitis, rhinitis, cough, colds, flu, dyspnoea,eczema, shingles, boils, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, urticaria, athlete’s foot, seasonal allergies, hay fever.
Auditory system: Earaches, ear infections, some deafness, tinnitus, tinnitus (particularly sudden onset), wheezing, Meniere’s syndrome, dizziness.
Addictions: Acupuncture can help with the weaning of certain addictions such as tobacco, drugs, alcohol, food.
Oncology: Acupuncture is known to reduce the effects of chemotherapy such as nausea caused by a variety agents used to treat cancer. Research has shown that timing the acupuncture sessions one to two days before chemotherapy infusion and continued weekly throughout the chemotherapy regimen produces the best results. It can also help to improve your sleep, digestion, energy and reduce your stress level.
*Research carried out in many countries has shown that acupuncture may help many conditions, but even if results can be seen, some require further scientific confirmation.