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Conditions Treated with Acupuncture

Since TCM is a whole body medicine with acupuncture stimulating the Qi throughout the body, the range of conditions treated is very broad.  Here is a list of conditions that can be safely treated with acupuncture.  Much of this list is based on what the World Health Organization, (WHO) determined.  You can see the WHO list here:


This list is not exhaustive so if you have something not here, please ask about it as it will most likely be helped at some level with acupuncture.

Physical Pain

  • Back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Knee pain

  • Sciatica

  • Sprain

  • Facial Pain

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Musculo-skeletal pain anywhere in the body

  • Fibromyalgia and fasciitis

  • Headaches, including Migraines

Emotional pain

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Panic attacks

  • Substance Abuse and Addictions

  • Quitting Smoking

Respiratory & Digestive Conditions

  • Allergies and allergic symptoms of runny nose, itching, eyes watering

  • Allergic rhinitis

  • Asthma, wheezing, chest tightness, labored breathing

  • Acute respiratory conditions, bronchitis, pneumonia

  • Nausea and Vomiting due to pregnancy, chemotherapy and other digestive disorders

  • Ulcerative colitis, chronic

Reproductive disorders and conditions

  • Infertility

  • Pre & Post Menstrual Symptoms

  • Pregnancy

  • Menopause

  • Labour pain

  • Lactation, deficiency

  • Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic


  • Coronary heart disease (angina pectoris)

  • Stroke

  • Hypertension, essential

  • Hypotension, primary


  • Acne vulgaris

  • Craniocerebral injury, closed

  • Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent

  • Insomnia

  • Obesity

  • Tourette syndrome

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