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What Medical Conditions Do Acupuncture and Herbs Treat?

Over the last three millennia, acupuncture and Chinese herbs have been used to effectively treat a wide variety of health issues. Although by no means a panacea, it has shown itself to be very helpful in a long list of problems. Interest in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine has exploded in the last twenty years resulting in a number of universities and research groups conducting reputable studies into this amazing art and science. Research is beginning to validate many of the claims of the acupuncture community and as time goes on, a great deal more information will be available as to how, and what it can treat.

Here are a few common conditions that acupuncture and herbs can treat:

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Neck

  • Whiplash
  • Muscle Pain
  • Torticollis
  • Degenerative Arthritis

Shoulders

  • Bursitis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Muscle Strain
  • Tendonitis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries

Elbows

  • Bursitis
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Climber's Elbow

Wrist/ Hands

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Degenerative Arthritis
  • DeQuervain's Tendonitis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Pulley Tendonitis
  • Skier's Thumb

Spine and Lower Back

  • Degenerative Arthritis
  • General Low Back Pain
  • Muscle Strains
  • Pain due to Bulging or Degenerative Disks
  • Pain in the Sacral-iliac Joint
  • Scoliosis Pain

Ribs and Thoracic Area

  • Intercostal Muscle Strain
  • Pain from fractured ribs
  • Rib Subluxation Pain

Hips

  • Degenerative Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Muscle Strains
  • Piraformis Syndrome
  • Sciatica

Thigh

  • Ilio-Tibial Band (ITB) Syndrome
  • Hamstring Muscle Strain
  • Pulled Groin Muscles
  • Quadratis muscle strain

Knee

  • ACL strain (mild)
  • Baker's Cyst Pain
  • Degenerative Arthritis
  • Chondromalacia Pain
  • Collateral ligament (MCL or LCL) strain
  • Inflammationdue to overuse
  • Patellar Tendonitis (snowboarder's knee)

Lower Leg

  • Achilles' Tendonitis
  • Achilles' Bursitis
  • Entrapped Peroneal Nerve
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Shin Splints

Ankles/ Feet

  • Ankle Sprain
  • Degenerative Arthritis
  • Heel Spur Pain
  • Plantar Fascitis

Neurological Disorders

  • Bell's Palsy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Facial Tics and Spasms
  • Headaches (migraine,tension and cluster)
  • Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Peripheral Neuralgias
  • Post-Stroke Syndrome
  • RSD (Reflexive Sympathetic Dystrophy)
  • Sciatica
  • Shingles
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

Gastro-Intestinal Disorders

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid REflux (GERD)
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Esophageal Spasm
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Malabsorbtion
  • Morning Sickness
  • Nausea
  • Ulcers

Gynecological/ Urological Disorders

  • Bladder Infections
  • Cystitis
  • Delayed Labor
  • Incontinence
  • Infertility
  • Irregular Period
  • Mesnstrual Cramps
  • Pre- menopausal problems
  • PMS
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Ulcers

Respiratory/ENT Disorders

  • Acute and Chronic Cough
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Colds and Flus
  • COPD
  • Earaches
  • Meniere's Syndrome
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore Throats
  • Tinnitus

Infections/ Immunity

  • Chronic bacterial infections
  • Hepatitis symptoms
  • Herpes symptoms
  • HIV symptoms
  • Impaired Immunity
  • West Nile Virus symptoms

Dermatological Disorders

  • Acne
  • Excema
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry Skin
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Infections (yeast, fungal, bacterial
  • Psoriasis
  • Rashes

Miscellaneous Issues

  • Addictions
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Cancer Support
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Diabetes support
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hypo- Thyroid
  • Low Energy

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