What does Acupuncture Treat?


Intrigued individal:"What does Acupuncture treat?"
Myself: "Where should I even begin..."

Let's start with the idea that this is where Traditional Chinese Medicine theory differs from the Western Medical frame of thought. In Western Medicine, you are treated for and as the disease you present. The theory behind Chinese Medicine however, teaches that your disease is only the physical manifestation of a deeper rooted issue within you - your disease is a product of your personal constitutional imbalance, not the other way around. That is why we as acupuncturist diagnose and treat you for your "imbalance" and not just your "disease."

Read how acupuncture has helped others just like you!

Here is a list of what Loveland Acupuncture treats according to the World Health Organization [WHO] & the National Institutes of Health [NIH]:

Addictions - Nicotine/smoke Cessation, Alcohol and Drugs

Chronic and Acute Pain - Injuries, Headaches, Neck and Back pain, Tendonitis, Sciatica, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Traumatic Injuries

Digestive Disorders - Irritable bowel, Constipation, Diarrhea, Gastritis, Heartburn, Food allergies, Ulcers

Eye and Ear Disorders - Tinnitus, Meniere's disease, Blurred vision, Floaters, Dry/red eyes

Mental Health - Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia

Neurological Disorders - Post-stroke recover, Bell's Palsy & Trigeminal Neuralgia, Movement Disorders

Upper Respiratory Disorders - Asthma, Allergies, Bronchitis, Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Laryngitis, Colds & Flu, Strep-throat

Urinary and Reproductive Disorders - Cystitis, Menstrual Cramps, Irregular or Heavy Periods, Infertility, Menopausal Symptoms, Uterine Fibroids

*** Keep in mind that if what you are experiencing is not mentioned in the lists above, it does not mean you should write off trying acupuncture. Like I stated earlier, we are trained to treat you for you, not just you for your disease.

Here is a list of issues people have reported success with [when asked "What does Acupuncture treat"] that is not included in the WHO & NIH lists:

GastrointestinalNausea, Vomiting, Indigestion, Diarrhea, Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Abdominal Bloating, Hemorrhoids

GynecologicalEndometriosis, Fibroids, Morning sickness, Plycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS or PCOD)

Immune disordersCandida, Chronic fatigue, HIV and AIDS side effects, Allergies, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis

PediatricsAsthma, Cough, Common Cold or Flu, Digestive Problems, Behavioral Problems, Ear Infections, Sleep Problems

Preventative HealthPrevention, Stress Management, Well-being

UrogenitalStress incontinence, Acute/chronic UTI, Kidney stones, Impotence, Sexual dysfunction