Depression

Acupuncture may be used to treat many conditions, ranging from pain relief to smoking cessation. It may be a treatment option at any stage of an illness or condition. As with many treatment modalities, the sooner an individual seeks treatment, the more beneficial the treatment is likely to be, in a shorter period of time. Among the many illnesses and conditions commonly treated by acupuncturists are these:

  • Pain — from injury, chronic pain, temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ), migraines
  • Addiction — alcohol, smoking, drugs
  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
  • Aging-related issues
  • Depression
  • Gynecological issues and pregnancy
  • Infections and allergies — flu, sinusitis, chronic fatigue, immune system deficiency from HIV/AIDS
  • Headache
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Hormonal imbalances — premenstrual syndrome, menopause, thyroid dysfunction
  • Insomnia
  • Knee pain
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprains
  • Stress
  • Anesthesia substitutes in surgery and dental work