What Can Acupuncture Help With?

Posted on Mar 1, 2012

What Can Acupuncture Help With?

While most people know acupuncture is great for pain relief, we are frequently asked “Can Acupuncture help with: ____? ” The answer is more often than not a resounding “Yes!” From stress relief to morning sickness, tiny painless needles can make a huge difference!

For starters, pain relief is an extraordinarily large category, including conditions from migraines to sciatica to fibromyalgia. Chances are, if you are in pain, we can help.

Women’s health is another large category, chalk-full of conditions that make women’s lives difficult, most of which we can help with. Painful periods or PMS? Yep, we can help! Hot flashes driving you nuts? Give us a call!

Besides making daily life difficult, stress can be a huge detriment to ones health. High stress can put you at increased risk of a number of health problems, including: heart disease, sleep problems, digestive problems, depression, obesity, memory impairment and others. Any guesses as to a safe, effective way of relieving stress? If you guessed acupuncture, you’re catching on!

The World Health Organization has a fairly extensive list of conditions (available here) they believe acupuncture to have proven effective in treating. If you’re not sure if we can help you, please just ask.

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10 Comments

  1. I am interested in quiting smoking. Can you help?

    • Absolutely. There is a protocol (called the NADA protocol) we use of 5 points in the ear that is very effective with any sort of addiction. You can read more about it . We can’t make someone quit if they don’t want to, but the treatment can help a good deal with cravings and withdrawal symptoms, as well as help with willpower going forward. Frequency of treatment depends on the individual, but for the first week daily treatments are not uncommon, with treatments becoming less and less frequent as time goes on. We don’t have it up on the website just yet, but if you’re coming in just for the NADA protocol, we only charge $5 per treatment (the $10 new patient fee still applies for your very first visit). If you want to work on something else in addition to the quitting, our regular sliding scale applies. Hope that helps!

  2. I have a terrible headache that cause me can’t sleep at night, even sleeping pills can’t help. It’s been 3 months now. Do you think it will help? And how much?

    Thanks

    • Yes, we should be able to help with that headache. We would of course want to rule out any serious medical issues that could be causing these headaches, but we have great results with headaches of all kinds, getting complete relief for many of our patients. Since you have had them for as long as you have, it will likely take a few treatments before you have significant relief. Once we have had a chance to go through your symptoms in detail, we will be able to give you a better idea as to what to expect. Thanks, and we hope to see you soon!

  3. i have a pinched nerve
    im in pain all the time from my left buttock to my knee
    i been like this for the past two month

    • I’m sorry to hear you’ve been in pain as long as you have, and we would love the opportunity to help you put a stop to it. As long as there is no major structural problem, such as a fracture or badly deteriorated disc, acupuncture should be very helpful in getting you back to a normal life. If you’d like to go into more detail, please feel free to send us an email or call.

  4. Hi,
    I’m so happy to have found your site! I am in desperate need of help. I’ve been in nursing school the last 3 yrs and am now a new nurse. My stress level has just been out of control. Over the last 2 yrs, I’ve slowly stopped working out, have no energy, chronic insomnia, indecisiveness, weight gain, anxiety/depression, chronic neck and lower back pain, horrible memory,losing my hair…its just frustrating to feel like i’m trying to do everything right but nothing works. I take magnesium, vitamin D3 and tryptophan to help with sleep…helps a little but I can’t sleep thru the night wake up all night often to pee. Do you think you help with alll that lol ?

    • Glad you found us! Yes, we can help with that. Most of what you describe sounds stress-related, which is usually fairly easy for us to help with. Plan on twice a week for two weeks to start with, after which we’ll have a better idea of how often you’ll need to come in to keep you feeling good. Thanks for contacting us, we can’t wait to get a chance to help you!

  5. hello,ive been wanting to do acumpucture for a long time but havent been able to since alot of the people ive gone to are really expensive and you guys have incredible prices i have been having alot of anxiety lately with a few things i have going on i think its whats causing it i have exsecive burping,shortness of breath lightheadness and dizziness these are the symptoms i get when i get these horrible panic attacks i feel so worry that im gonna die can you help with anxiety and panic attacks?

    • Hi there. We’re always glad when people can find affordable acupuncture, especially when we’re the ones that get to provide it! We can absolutely help with anxiety and panic attacks. With the dizziness, shortness of breath and light-headedness we would of course want to rule out any serious conditions that could be causing that, as those symptoms on their own often lead to a bit of anxiety. So, if you haven’t done so lately already we would recommend you get a doctor (MD or DO) to evaluate you to make sure there is nothing major that needs addressed. Hope this helps!

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