Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Originating in China more than 2,500 years ago it
continues to thrive and evolve. It is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine along with herbal medicine, massage, and Qi Gong exercises.
In the past two decades acupuncture has grown in popularity and has been accepted into mainstream medicine in the U.S.. Many clinical trials and studies have been conducted to determine the effectiveness of acupuncture.
The evidence of its positive effects has been significant that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) made a consensus statement in 1997 endorsing the use of acupuncture.
A committee of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has also issued a list of over 50 diseases that could be effectively treated by acupuncture.
Commonly Treated Conditions:
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO), these conditions can be improved with acupuncture.
Neurological and Musculo-skeletal Disorders
* Muscle pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness
* Localized traumatic injuries, sprains and strains
* Low back pain * Neck pain * Arthritis
* Headache and migraine * Trigeminal neuralgia
* Carpal Tunnel Syndrome * Tennis elbow * TMJ
* Sciatica * Fibromyalgia * Peripheral neuropathy
* Post stroke paralysis and weakness
* Irritable Bowel Syndrome * Nausea * Diarrhea
* Constipation * Gastritis * Indigestion * Colitis
* Colds and Flu * Sinusitis * Laryngitis * Asthma
* Bronchitis * Allergies * Emphysema
* High Blood Pressure * Low Blood Pressure
* PMS * Painful menstruation * Endometriosis
* Irregular menstruation * Amenorrhea
* Menopausal syndrome * Infertility
Detoxification from addictions
* Cigarettes, alcohol, caffeine, drugs.
Prevention of Disease
Others: Weight issues, Stress, Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression & more.
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