5 Health Conditions Treated with Acupuncture

acupuntureAcupuncture is a method of both complementary and primary therapy that is used around the world to treat a broad range of health conditions.   According to the World Health Organization, acupuncture can be effectively used for the treatment of many health conditions including back pain, knee pain, headaches and various diseases, symptoms and conditions.  The therapeutic effects of acupuncture have been shown to alleviate or completely eliminate the symptoms of many health conditions.

Neck Pain

Acupuncture is a proven effective solution to neck pain and shoulder tension.  Many patients who regularly work at a computer and sit at a desk for extended periods of time suffer from a lack of circulation in the tissues surround the neck.  Stiffness and muscle tension are both common with this type of activity.  One of the most significant acupuncture points known as fuchi is located just below the hairline at the top of the neck.  This point is a common acupuncture starting point for the treatment of headaches, insomnia and neck pain associated with sitting in front of a computer for an extended period of time.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Many Miami acupuncture patients cite chronic fatigue as their primary reason for seeking treatment.  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS varies from patient to patient but often is characterized by extreme tiredness, sensitivity to light & sound, depression, headaches, muscle and joint pain, panic attacks and irritability.  Acupuncture has been proven effective at helping patients who suffer from CFS to reset the biological clock and therefore reduce symptoms of fatigue.

Dysmenorrhea

Acupuncture has been use for the treatment of female gynecological disorders for thousands of years.  Studies have found a direct correlation between the reduction of primary dysmenorrhea related pain and uterine blood flow when certain acupuncture points are treated.  In a study that followed women who received acupuncture on a weekly basis for three menstrual cycles versus a control group, the women who received actual acupuncture had a 90% rate of improvement in symptoms.  (read the entire study here:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3540764?dopt=Citation )

Anxiety & Depression

It is not uncommon for patients to suffer from both anxiety and depression at the same time.  Acupuncture can be used with other holistic or integrative medicine techniques to treat anxiety or depression that is associated with a disruption of the circadian rhythm.  An acupuncturist can often use specific acupressure points to  treat twitching or restlessness, nausea, and dizziness while promoting relaxation for a better night’s sleep.

Headaches & Migraines

There are various types of headaches which can be treated using acupuncture.  Miami acupuncturist & integrative medicine cardiologist Dr. Jorge Bordenave often treats chronic headaches and migraines using acupuncture rather than prescribing potentially dangerous or addictive pain medications.  In many cases, acupuncture is not only more effective for the treatment of headaches, it actually reduces the number and severity of future headaches making it a safe & more effective choice for patients who suffer from tension-type headaches as well as migraine headaches.

Talk with a healthcare provider or acupuncturist about these additional symptoms, diseases and health conditions that are also commonly treated using acupuncture:

  • Cervical pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Acute gastritis
  • Chronic gastritis
  • Allergies
  • Sinus  problems
  • Shoulder pain
  • Hip pain
  • Insomnia
  • Arthritis
  • Bladder control or bladder infection problems
  • Obesity
  • Infertility
  • Sports injuries
  • facial pain
  • jaw pain
  • tennis elbow or Golfer’s elbow
  • stress

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