Conditions Treated

Acupuncture has been shown clinically and through advanced research to aid and influence pain and injury in the following ways:

  • Promotes blood flow to local muscle and tissue.
  • Activates a number of the bodies’ own opioids as well as improves the brain’s sensitivity to opioid biochemicals.
  • Releases biochemicals involved in pain reduction.
  • Advanced imaging and anatomical studies reveal the connection between acupuncture channels and nerve pathways in the legs and arms.
  • Activates and deactivates various distinct brain regions, one of them being the limbic system; a system of our brain involved in our behavioral and emotional responses.

Acupuncture has its origins based in Traditional Chinese Medicine, which holds its roots in Taoism. Taoism is a traditional philosophy which holds humans and nature should live in balance with the Tao, or universe. It is one of the oldest forms of medicine ever recorded.

As an acupuncture physician, we use a combination of Traditional Chinese medicine and sports medicine assessment/treatment techniques as part of our assessment to make an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan.

Treatment plans are unique for each person, as each person can respond differently to injury and style of treatment. One of the strengths in being trained in Traditional Chinese medicine, is that the practitioner can detect subtle changes in the person’s day-to day condition and modify a particular treatment to fit your needs at the time.

Chronic Pain and Musculoskeletal Injury

  • Low Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Spine pain
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Cancer pain
  • Foot Pain
  • Facial spasm
  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
  • Wrist Pain
  • Neuralgia, post-herpetic
  • Fibromyalgia and fasciitis
  • Elbow Pain
  • Sports Injuries 
  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
  • idiopathic neuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Postoperative pain
  • Arthritis and Joint Pain, Tendonitis, Bursitis
  • Knee Pain
  • Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer's elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Periarthritis of shoulder
  • Hip Pain
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disease
  • Bell’s Palsy 

Digestive Conditions

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Acute and Chronic colitis
  • Dysentery
  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
  • Chronic Duodenal Ulcer (pain relief)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation
  • Acid reflux
  • GERD 
  • Diverticulitis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Ulcerative Colitis 

Autoimmune Conditions

  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis 
  • Raynaud syndrome, primary
  • Sjögren syndrome
  • Ankylosing spondylitis

Psychological Conditions

  • Insomnia 
  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
  • Competition stress syndrome
  • Chronic Stress
  • Addictions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder  
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Schizophrenia

Womans Wellness

  • Infertility
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Female urethral syndrome
  • Amenorrhea
  • Dysmenorrhoea, primary
  • PMS symptoms
  • Hypo-ovarianism
  • Endometriosis
  • Irregular and Painful Menstruation  
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Fibroids and Cysts  

Mens Wellness

  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic
  • Low Libido and Impotence
  • Prostatitis, chronic

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When Will I See Results?

Results vary depending on severity of your concern. In general, patients see an immediate change in symptoms, durations, severity, frequency and function within the first 1-3 treatments.

Is Acupuncture Painful?

Most patients find Acupuncture to be a very relaxing experience overall and leave feeling like they've caught up on months of sleep. The needles we use are very thin. Most of the time they feel like a neutral "tap" to your skin, sometimes they may feel like a tiny prick. We work closely with your comfort level, so don't be scared. We got you!

How Many Sessions Do I Need?

A series of regular treatments is recommended for best results. Depending on duration and severity, an average of 8-12 treatments may provide significant relief for most chronic conditions and maybe less for acute conditions.