Conditions Treated

What does Acupuncture Treat? Acupuncture treats entire body at the same time

While acupuncture is a holistic form of treatment, meaning that the entire body is treated as a whole rather than as separate symptoms, there are still areas of specialty within the medicine.

Some acupuncturists tend to focus specifically on treating sports injury/accidents/musculoskeletal issues, while others  like myself tend to focus on more “internal” medical issues, such as fatigue, digestive or hormonal imbalances, auto-immune, insomnia, fibromyalgia, migraines, etc.   When all the myriad internal issues treated are listed under a specialty, it can be confusing to understand how an acupuncturist can really specialize in that many areas.

Acupuncture treats “Patterns of Imbalance” and all related symptoms, not individual symptoms

The reason why we can “specialize” in many different types of illness, is because symptoms tend to come not individually, but along with many others.  You have probably experienced that yourself—your migraines tend to be worse the same months your PMS is really bad.  Your depression and anxiety acts up right when your IBS is at its worst.  Your fibromyalgia worsens when you are extra fatigued. If you were seeing western specialists, you would go to a different doctor for each one of these issues.  But because acupuncturists don’t treat based on symptoms, and rather on patterns of symptoms which make up your diagnosis of imbalance, we treat all the things associated with an imbalance at the same time.

While Chinese medicine can address many symptoms at the same time, there are still specific symptoms, illnesses, and syndromes that I have been focusing my acupuncture practice on and having success with over the past several years. For  more details on each one, please scroll over the tabs above naming each condition.  The list is not exclusive, but these are the conditions that I have really focused my time, energy, and studies on over the past several years.

Conditions for which I refer out:

  • Injury/Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic issues/pain (i.e. joint, muscle, or tendon pain/problems)
  • Neurological Issues including neuropathy and stroke/post stroke
  • Addiction
  • Cancer
  • Pediatrics
  • Men’s health