How does acupuncture work?

Systemic balance is critical to one’s health and wellness, in western medicine this is known as homeostasis. Any imbalance can results in disorders such as pain, anxiety, insomnia, digestive disorders, gynecological issues, allergies, colds and many other complications. Acupuncture helps restore one’s natural balance so organs and bodily systems can work together in harmony. This sets the stage for the body to repair itself and maintain its own optimal health. From a western medicine perspective, research has shown that acupuncture treatments trigger different physiological responses, such as:

  • Stimulating the immune system and increasing while blood cells, which defend the body against infections.
  • Regulating blood sugar metabolism, which helps the body use energy more efficiently.
  • Increasing blood circulation and producing beneficial changes in blood pressure; decreasing cholesterol and triglycerides.
  • Increasing stomach peristaltic activity and regulating digestive fluids, thereby improving digestion.
  • Regulating and stimulation serotonin, a neurotransmitter that is directly related to sleep, appetite, and moods.
  • Increasing the availability of receptors in the brain that process and weaken pain signals.
  • Affecting both the brain’s short and long-term ability to reduce pain sensation.

What does acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture is extremely successful in the treatment of a multitude of conditions. The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified approximately 40 diseases that are effectively treated with acupuncture. However Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system that is capable of diagnosing and effectively treating a wide range of conditions including but certainly not limited to:

Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disorders

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Polio
  • Stroke
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Shingles
  • Neuralgia
  • Stiff Neck
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Intercostal Neuralgia

Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat disorders

  • Sore throat
  • Hay fever
  • Earache
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Dizziness
  • Poor eyesight
  • Sinusitis
  • Nerve Deafness

Circulatory Disorders

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Anemia
  • Angina Pectoris

Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Spastic Colon
  • Colitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Food Allergies
  • Ulcers
  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Gastritis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Gastric hyperacidity

Cosmetic Issues

  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
  • Uneven Skin Tone
  • Acne
  • Improved Texture

Gynecological / Genitourinary Disorders

  • Irregular, Heavy or Painful Menstruation
  • Endometriosis
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Menopause
  • Chronic Bladder Infection
  • Complications in Pregnancy
  • Kidney Stones
  • Impotence
  • Infertility in Men and Women
  • Morning Sickness
  • Sexual Dysfunction

Immune Disorders

  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Epstein Barr Virus
  • Allergies
  • Lupus
  • MS
  • Hepatitis


  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking Cessation

Emotional and Psychological Disorders

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Stress
  • PTSD
  • Somatization Disorder
  • Hypersomnia

Respiratory Disorders

  • Asthma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Rhinitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Colds and Flus
  • Emphysema

Acupuncture Also Treats

  • Chemotherapy/Radiation Side Effects
  • Diabetes
  • Dermatological Disorders
  • Pediatrics
  • Prenatal Care
  • Preventative medicine for the prevention of disease and promote health, energy and vitality.