What Does Acupuncture Treat?

Acupuncture treats a wide range of disorders and disease and is even more effective when used in addition to other treatments.  According to the World Health Organization  in an analysis of Controlled Clinical Trials, Acupuncture was clinically effective in treating the following:

  • low back pain
  • neck pain
  • sciatica
  • tennis elbow
  • knee pain
  • peri-arthritis of the shoulder
  • sprains
  • facial pain
  • headache
  • dental pain
  • tempero-mandibular (TMJ) dysfunction
  • induction of labor
  • correction of malposition of the fetus
  • morning sickness
  • nausea & vomiting
  • postoperative pain
  • stroke
  • essential hypertension
  • primary hypertension
  • renal colic
  • leucopenia (low white blood cell count – low immunity)
  • adverse reactions to chemotherapy & radiation
  • allergic rhinitis including hay-fever
  • biliary colic (gallstone pain)
  • depression (including depressive neurosis & depression following a stroke)
  • acute bacillary dysentery
  • primary dysmenorrhea (painful menses)
  • acute epigastralgia (pain in the epigastrum)
  • peptic ulcer
  • acute & chronic gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining)

This list is just the beginning, it is only a small representation of what has been proven to be effective according to a handful of studies.  In addition to this list, the WHO also recognizes a number of other disorders that demonstrate effectiveness, but need more research to prove it.

If you are interested in learning more about what acupuncture can treat, please CONTACT ME!  I would be more than happy to answer your questions and discuss whether Acupuncture would be the right choice for you!

If you have been treated with Acupuncture in the past and found it to be beneficial, please share your experience in the comments section!


About eresko

I am a licensed Acupuncturist and NCCAOM Board certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine. I live in Hailey, Idaho, where I have an Acupuncture practice, Erin Hill Acupuncture as well as a type of Integrative Wellness Care practice, Tune Up. I am also a Level I & II certified Kettlebell Instructor and teach private classes in the Wood River Valley, Idaho. I have been very active in sports and athletics since I can remember. I received my BS in Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado @ Boulder. In my practice I utilize all modalities to help get you where you want to be, whether with Acupuncture, Nutrition, or Kettlebell training. I am well versed in treating Sports specific conditions; pain, injuries, strains & sprains and use my knowledge of the body both from a Chinese Medical standpoint and a traditional Western one; a concept that most of my patients are familiar with. In addition, I incorporate my knowledge of the physical body & how we move, where restrictions, pain, or tightness may reside and how that, in turn, affects the internal organs or vice versa. For each individual that walks through my door, I am able to assess what each person needs as far as therapy to achieve their goals. Each person is different, inside and out and treatments should reflect that. Among my modalities, I use Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Tuina (a type of Chinese bodywork), Japanese style Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Nutrition, and Lifestyle coaching as well as my Kettlebell training for rehab and for improving one's fitness level.
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