Complementary Treatment for Medical Conditions

Acupuncture is a technique that uses very thin needles that are inserted at specific points on the body. For most people, the needling process is painless, or minimally uncomfortable. The needles are typically left in for a short time while the patient lays on the table relaxing. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in China, and is now practiced all over the world. Over 3 million Americans used acupuncture in 2007, and that number is growing. Its widespread use is due in large part to the fact that it works, and works quickly. Many patients walk out of our office feeling significantly better that they did walking in. For others, the effects are not immediate, but they feel better over the next several days. Acupuncture is most researched for pain, but is part of the distinct medical system of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions including:

  • Gastrointestinal issues: nausea, diarrhea, constipation, gas,
  • Neurological issues: neuropathy, headache.
  • Musculoskeletal issues: pain, sprains, strains, weakness, muscle spasm,
  • Cancer symptoms and cancer treatment side effects: nausea, fatigue, neuropathy, poor appetite.
  • Women’s health issues: menstrual issues, menopausal symptoms, hot flashes.
  • Psychological issues: stress, anxiety, depression,
  • Addiction: support for ceasing use of tobacco, alcohol, and other addictive substances.