Acupuncture Service

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Acupuncture is an age-old modality that uses hair-like, solid, stainless-steel, disposable needles that are inserted into specific points in the body.  These points are neural nodes which stimulate the central and peripheral nervous systems to treat chronic and acute pain, musculoskeletal issues, digestive disorders and other chronic ailments.  Acupuncture elicits the body’s innate healing ability to ease pain, promote circulation and guide the body back to homeostasis. 

Although the effects of acupuncture tend to be cumulative, the number of visits to adequately treat a particular ailment will vary depending on: the length of time you’ve had the problem; the severity of the ailment; and your body’s response to the initial 3 or 4 visits. 

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Acupuncture offers a time-tested, very reliable modality for acute & chronic pain relief.  Additionally, the World Heath Organization recognized acupuncture to be an effective treatment for several disorders and health issues.  Their 2003 study lists the following:

DISEASES, SYMPTOMS, & CONDITIONS
for which acupuncture has been proved, through controlled trials, to be an effective treatment:

Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy

Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)

Biliary colic

Depression

Dysentery (acute bacillary)

Dysmenorrhea (primary)

Epigastralgia (acute: in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)

Facial pain Headache

Hypertension (essential)

Hypotension (primary)

Induction of labor Knee pain

Leukopenia

Low back pain

Malposition of fetus (correction)

Morning sickness

Nausea and vomiting

Neck pain

Pain in dentistry

Periarthritis of shoulder

Postoperative pain

Renal colic

Rheumatoid arthritis

Sciatica

Sprain

Stroke

Tennis elbow

DISEASES, SYMPTOMS, & CONDITIONS
for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed:

Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)

Acne vulgaris

Alcohol dependence and detoxification

Bell’s palsy

Bronchial asthma

Cancer pain

Cardiac neurosis

Cholecystitis

Cholelithiasis

Competition stress syndrome

Craniocerebral injury (closed)

Diabetes mellitus (non-insulin-dependent)

Earache

Epidemic haemorrhagic fever

Epistaxis

Eye pain

Female infertility

Facial spasm

Female urethral syndrome

Fibromyalgia and fasciitis

Gastrokinetic disturbance

Gouty arthritis

Hepatitis B virus carrier status

Herpes zoster

Hyperlipaemia

Hypo-ovarianism

Insomnia

Labour pain

Lactation deficiency

Male sexual dysfunction

Meniere disease

Neuralgia (post-herpetic)

Neurodermatitis

Obesity

Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence

Osteoarthritis

Pain due to endoscopic examination

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Postoperative convalescence

Premenstrual syndrome

Prostatitis (chronic)

Pruritus

Radicular pain syndrome

Raynaud syndrome

Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy

Retention of urine

Schizophrenia

Sjogren syndrome

Sore throat (including tonsillitis)

Spine pain Stiff neck

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction

Tobacco dependence

Tourette syndrome

Ulcerative colitis (chronic)

Urolithiasis

Vascular dementia

Whooping cough (pertussis)