Can Acupuncture Help?


wash park acupuncture homepage

Chinese medicine is truly the best medicine out there for getting and staying healthy!  It’s the most widely used system that truly understands the interconnectedness of the body mind emotions and spirit.  It assumes holism and interconnectedness, and sees disease as a temporary variance, not a lifestyle that needs to be managed.

Acupuncture may be right for you if:

  • You are looking a for drug free, surgery free option
  • Your condition improves on vacation or other times of reduced stress
  • You have pain that improves with massage, but it comes right back
  • Your doctors cannot find anything wrong, but you don’t feel right
  • You have a chronic health issues that diet alone hasn’t fixed
  • You are ready and willing to make some lifestyle changes in order to truly heal

The beauty of Chinese medicine is that it is holistic in not only its treatment, but also in its system of evaluation and diagnosis.  While our regular medical system continues to break down into specialties, acupuncturists are able to treat the whole person.  If you have neck pain, IBS, headaches, and knee pain, you only need one acupuncturist!

Chinese medicine is ahead of the game.  Physicians are finally catching on to the fact that chronic, unrelenting stress is a major cause of disease.  Chinese medicine has always been aware of this, and has developed treatments and lifestyle habits to allow people to live with vitality instead of being worn down by stress. These teachings include tai qi (movement meditation), qi gong (energy work), controlling negative thoughts/mindfulness, nutrition, acupuncture, and herbs.

If this sounds like what you’ve been looking for, don’t wait.  Schedule an appointment or a free 15-minute consultation today.

In the World Health Organization’s (WHO) report, Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, the following symptoms, diseases and conditions have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture:

  • low back pain
  • neck pain
  • sciatica
  • tennis elbow
  • knee pain
  • periarthritis of the shoulder
  • sprains
  • facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
  • headache
  • dental pain
  • tempromandibular (TMJ) dysfunction
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • induction of labor
  • correction of malposition of fetus (breech presentation)
  • morning sickness
  • nausea and vomiting
  • postoperative pain
  • stroke
  • essential hypertension
  • primary hypotension
  • renal colic
  • leucopenia
  • adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy
  • allergic rhinitis, including hay fever
  • biliary colic
  • depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
  • acute bacillary dysentery
  • primary dysmenorrhea
  • acute epigastralgia
  • peptic ulcer
  • acute and chronic gastritis

Acupuncture has shown some therapeutic effects for even more conditions than the ones listed above, but further proof is needed before they are added to the list.

Don’t let a fear of needles stop you from taking advantage of this amazing healing system!  Free 15-minute consultations are available.  Call or email an appointment request now!