Conditions Treated

Acupuncture Specialties: Women’s Health & Chronic Illness

While acupuncture is a holistic form of treatment, meaning that the entire body and all its symptoms are treated as a whole rather than as separate problems, 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 chronic “internal” medical issues.

In fact, I’ve particularly chosen to focus my practice and training/studies for many years now, on women’s health and the myriad chronic medical symptoms that commonly go along with these issues in today’s women — often related to hormonal imbalances and/or stress and overwork/fatigue.

But when all the many 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/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 specialist 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 that name each condition.  The list is not exclusive, but these are the conditions on which I have really focused my time, energy, and studies over the past several years.

Conditions for which I refer out:

  • Injury/Sports Medicine
  • Most 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
  • Some skin issues
  • Late stage pregnancy issues and labor/delivery prep, as well as women currently using IVF

This list is not exhaustive and if we don’t feel we’re the best clinic to help you, we will give you the names of other acupuncturists in the area who would be more likely to give you better care for your condition than we can.