Questions & Answers

What conditions may be treated with acupuncture?
Does acupuncture really work?
How does acupuncture work?
Do I have to believe in acupuncture for it to work?
Does acupuncture hurt?
How do I prepare for acupuncture treatment?
Are there any “do’s” or “don’ts” for me on the day of treatment?
Are there restrictions after treatment?
What should I expect after my first treatment?
How many treatments will I need?
Are there any side effects to the treatment?
What is I would like Eastern treatment, but don’t want acupuncture?

What conditions may be treated with acupuncture?

Many people in the United States are familiar with the use of acupuncture as a treatment for chronic pain. The World Health Organization has approved acupuncture as indicated treatment in the conditions listed below:

  1. Gastrointestinal Problems – digestion problems, hiccups, constipation, diarrhea
  2. Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders – sinus problems, pain following dental treatment, nasal inflammation
  3. Respiratory Disorders – uncomplicated asthma
  4. Neurological Problems – migraine headaches, tension headaches, chronic nerve pain, partial weakness after stroke, inner ear problems
  5. Muscular Disorder – tennis elbow, low back pain, arthritis pain, shoulder stiffness

Acupuncture is also used for GYN conditions and pelvic pain.

Does acupuncture really work?