Acupuncture is an ancient healing tradition from China that has been practiced for over 3000 years. The benefits of acupuncture are now well documented in Western medical journals and in medical institutions across the United States.
The World Health Organization recognizes the ability of acupuncture to treat:
- food allergies, peptic ulcer, chronic diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, anorexia and gastritis;
- stress incontinence, urinary tract infections, and sexual dysfunction;
- irregular, heavy, or painful menstruation, infertility, and PMS;
- emphysema, sinusitis, asthma, allergies and bronchitis;
- disorders of the bones, muscles, joints and nervous system, such as arthritis;
- migraine headaches, neuralgia, insomnia, dizziness and low back, neck and
- circulatory disorders (hypertension, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis and
- depression and anxiety;
- addictions to alcohol, nicotine and drugs;
- eye, ear, nose and throat disorders.
- chronic and painful debilitating disorders which have no clear explanation or origin.
Patients report being sick less often and recovering more quickly, improvement of vitality and stamina, being able to take care of their own health, relationships with others deepening and becoming more harmonious and reductions in long term health care costs. A recent survey of people who receive acupuncture, conducted by Claire Cassidy, Ph.D., indicates that they see their physicians less frequently and use fewer medications. In addition, over two thirds of those surveyed reported having avoided recommended surgery.