What We Treat

In addition to the conditions listed below, acupuncture can provide general pain relief and control for cervical spondylopathy; knee, hand and foot pain; neck pain; tendonitis; etc. Acupuncture can also help with conditions such as circulatory problems with high or low blood pressure; cold hands and feet; some nervous system imbalances such as nervousness; allergies; digestive disorders like Crohn’s Disease and irritable bowel syndrome.

Here is a World Health Organization list of some of the conditions that acupuncture can treat:

  • Musculo-skeletal Complaints: Arthritis, joint problems, neck and back pain, knee, shoulder and elbow tendonitis, and bursitis.
  • Gastrointestinal: Irritable bowel, ulcers, diarrhea, constipation and gastritis.
  • Mental Health: Anxiety and depression, seasonal affective disorder and phobias.
  • Cardiovascular Conditions: High blood pressure, palpitations and heart disease.
  • Gynecology & Fertility: Menopause, PMS, painful menstruation, infertility (male and female)
  • Respiratory Disease: Asthma, bronchitis, influenza, cough and common cold.
  • Addiction & Weight Loss
  • Genito-urinary: Bladder and kidney disease, genital herpes, sexual dysfunction and prostate conditions.
  • Pediatrics: Childhood diseases.
  • Neurological Disorders: Tinnitus and deafness, dizziness, headaches, paralysis, stroke rehabilitation, trigeminal neuralgia, Bell’s Palsy and multiple sclerosis.
  • Dermatology
  • Vision
  • Insomnia

(World Health Organization, 1979)


 

Acupuncture has been cited by the World Health Organization to treat 43 conditions including:

Addiction-alcohol, drug, smoking

Facial palsy/tics

Pneumonia

Anxiety

Fatigue

Reproductive problems

Arthritis

Fertility

Rhinitis

Asthma

Fibromyalgia

Sciatica

Bronchitis

Gingivitis

Seasonal Affective

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Headache

Disorder (SAD)

Chronic Fatigue

Hiccups

Shoulder pain

Colitis

Incontinence

Sinusitis

Common Cold

Indigestion

Sleep problems

Constipation

IBS

Sore throat

Dental Pain

Low back pain

Stress

Depression

Menopause

Tennis Elbow

Diarrhea

Menstrual problems

Tonsillitis

Digestive trouble

Migraine

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Dizziness

Morning Sickness

Urinary tract infection

Dysentery

Nausea

Vomiting

Emotional problems

Pain

Wrist pain

Eye problems

PMS

National Institute of Health Conference (NIH) found Acupuncture:*

  • Effective for adult post-operative and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting; a reasonable option for post-operative myofascial and low back pain; should be a part of a comprehensive program for asthma, addiction and smoking cessation.

  • Has substantially lower incidence of adverse effects than many drugs or accepted medical procedures used for the same conditions.

  • The data in support of acupuncture is as strong as for many accepted Western medical therapies.

Clinical Research (NIH) demonstrates that Acupuncture:*

  • Stimulates bone regrowth

  • Regulates blood pressure

  • Increases red and white blood cell count

  • Stimulates production of pain modulating endorphins and enkephalins;

*The Body Electric by Robert Becker, MD;
*The Vital Meridian by Alan Bensoussian

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Harmony Integrative Medicine LLC
Jean Painter, DpOM, CH, Ac., L.Ac.
1745 Rustic Timbers Lane Suite D
Prescott, AZ 86303



Office:928.776.4895
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