How does acupuncture help?

Acupuncture improves circulation by vasodilation of blood vessels, it causes a rise in endorphins, and balances the autonomic nervous system. As a result, you feel a deep sense of relaxation and calming of the mind, healing of damaged tissues, reduction of inflammation, and improved functioning of the organ systems in the body.

Acupuncture is often an effective therapy for other chronic disorders which have no clear explanation or origin.

What does it feel like?

Acupuncture consists of the gentle insertion and stimulation of thin, disposable, sterile needles at strategic points near the surface of the body in order to promote the circulation of Qi and adjust the imbalance of Yin and Yang. The needles are much finer than the familiar hypodermic needle. After the insertion of the needles, patients may feel the pressure or distention, which means the arrival of Qi, instead of feeling pain. Acupuncture has been proven to stimulate the release of opiate-like hormones and induce a deep state of relaxation, balance and healing.

Conditions effectively treated by Acupuncture

The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed the following symptoms, diseases and conditions to be treated effectively by acupuncture. Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials


Gastrointestinal Disorders

such as acute and chronic gastritis, acute epigastralgia, peptic ulcer, acute bacillary dysentery, biliary colic, *gastrokinetic disturbance, *cholecystitis, and *ulcerative colitis

Urogenital Disorders

including renal colic, *recurrent lower urinary tract infections, *retention of urine (traumatic), *male sexual dysfunction, *prostatitis (chronic)

Gynecological Disorders

such as primary dysmenorrhea, *premenstrual syndrome, *polycystic ovarian syndrome, *female infertility, morning sickness, nausea and vomiting, and *lactation deficiency.

Respiratory & Immune Disorders

such as allergic rhinitis, including hay fever, *bronchial asthma, and leucopenia.

Disorders of the Bones, Joints, Muscles & Nervous System

such as low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, tennis elbow, knee pain, sprains, headache, facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders), temporomandibular (TMJ) dysfunction, dental pain, rheumatoid arthritis, periarthritis of the shoulder, postoperative pain, *osteoarthritis, *bells palsy, *facial spasm, *craniocerebral injury

Circulatory Disorders

such as essential hypertension, primary hypotension, stroke, and *raynaud syndrome.

Emotional and Psychological Disorders

such as depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke), *insomnia, and *competition stress syndrome.

Modern Diseases

such as adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy, *cancer pain, *fibromyalgia and fascitis


such as *tobacco dependence, *alcohol dependence and detoxification

*Indicates diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effects of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed.

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Doctors of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with advanced training in various styles of acupuncture