Acupuncture is often effective with a wide range of complaints, including chronic fatigue, depression, back pain, joint pain, infertility, asthma, addictions, and stress. Acupuncture is also helpful for many chronic illnesses and health concerns that have no clear origin or cause. Patients committed to a healthy lifestyle who receive ongoing acupuncture treatment for maintenance and health promotion often experience these benefits:
- Being sick less often and recovering more quickly
- Improvement of vitality and stamina
- Being able to take care of their own health
- Relationships with others deepening and becoming more harmonious
- Reductions in long term health care costs
A recent survey of people who receive acupuncture, conducted by Claire Cassidy, Ph.D., indicates that they see their physicians less frequently and use fewer medications. In addition, over two thirds of those surveyed reported having avoided recommended surgery.
The World Health Organization recognizes the ability of acupuncture and traditional Oriental medicine to treat over 43 common disorders including:
Gastrointestinal Disorders, such as food allergies, peptic ulcer, chronic diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, gastrointestinal weakness, anorexia and gastritis
Uro-genital Disorders, including stress incontinence, urinary tract infections, and sexual dysfunction
Gynecological Disorders, such as irregular, heavy, or painful menstruation, infertility in women and men, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Respiratory Disorders, such as emphysema, sinusitis, asthma, allergies and bronchitis
Disorders of the Bones, Muscles, Joints and Nervous System, such as arthritis, migraine headaches, neuralgia, insomnia, dizziness and low back, neck and shoulder pain
Circulatory Disorders, such as hypertension, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis and anemia
Emotional and Psychological Disorders, including depression, and anxiety
Addictions, such as alcohol, nicotine and drugs
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders
*Note: Acupuncture is often effective therapy for other chronic and painful debilitating disorders which have no clear explanation or origin.
Acupuncture can help with addictions issues. Physical withdraw symptoms, cravings and the psychological aspects of changing addiction behaviors can all be addressed.
People can be addicted to many things in their life, not just drugs or alcohol. Smoking is another addiction. There are also addictions to food as well as other behaviors that do not enhance one’s life. Acupuncture treatment provides a way to assist with the behavior changes as well as the perceived lack when an addictive behavior is changed.
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