Acupuncture originated in China thousands of years ago and over the past three decades it popularity has grown significantly within the United States. Pain relief, stress reduction, alleviation of depression, and improved immune response are a few of the many benefits of acupuncture therapy. Acute cases may respond in a few visits, whereas chronic problems may require more. All needles are single use disposables for total sterility and safety.
The Limitations of Acupuncture
Acupuncture has limited effectiveness in treating diseases where the primary problem is infection or toxicity, due to the short term effects of acupuncture treatment on the immune system. In China and Japan, acupuncture treatment is given daily or every other day, which is often impossible in Western society. For this reason, we reserve the use of acupuncture for those cases which will benefit the most, and when patients cannot come for regular treatment, we emphasize diet and herbs as the primary therapy.
The World Health Organization Interregional Seminar drew up the following list of diseases that lend themselves to acupuncture treatment, based on clinical experience.
Upper Respiratory Tract Acute sinusitis, Acute rhinitis, Common cold, Acute tonsillitis, Acute bronchitis, Bronchial asthma Eye Disorders Acute conjunctivitis, Central retinitis, Myopia, Cataract Mouth Disorders Toothache, Gingivitis, Acute and chronic pharyngitis Gastrointestinal Disorders Spasms of the esophagus, Hiccough, Acute and chronic gastritis, Acute and chronic duodenal ulcer, Acute and chronic colitis Neurological and Musculoskeletal Disorders Headache and migraine, Trigeminal neuralgia, Facial paralysis, Post-stroke paralysis, Neck, shoulder, elbow pain, Low back pain and sciatica, Osteoarthritis.