CONDITIONS TREATED WITH ACUPUNCTURE
Acupuncture has proven to be successful in reducing stress, muscle tension and chronic pain. If the symptom is a result of an energy blockage within the body, acupuncture can encourage the body's natural healing response.
Acupuncture at our clinic has been extremely effective for:
- Weight reduction
- Withdrawal from addictions especially alcohol
- Stress reduction and anxiety
- Hair loss
- Muscular issues
- Chronic fatigue
- Improving immunity (allergies)
- Rejuvenating the face
List of health conditions improved at our Toronto Acupuncture Clinic:
The following is a list of some of the more common conditions treatable by Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture, as outlined by the WHO (World Health Organization of the United Nations):
Upper Respiratory Tract
- Acute sinusitis
- Acute rhinitis
- Common Cold
- Acute tonsillitis
- Acute bronchitis
- Bronchial asthma (most effective in children and in patients without complicating diseases)
Disorders of the Eye
- Acute conjunctivitis
- Central retinitis
- Myopia (in children)
- Cataract (without complications)
Disorders of the Mouth
- Toothache, post-extraction pain
- Acute and chronic pharyngitis
- Spasms of oesophagus and heart muscles
- Acute and chronic gastritis
- Gastric hyperacidity
- Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
- Acute duodenal ulcer (without complications)
- Acute and chronic colitis
- Acute bacillary dysentery
- Paralytic ileus
Neurological and Musculo-skeletal Disorders
- Headache and migraine
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Facial palsy (early stage, i.e., within three to six months)
- Pareses following a stroke
- Peripheral neuropathies
- Sequelae of poliomyelitis (early stage, i.e., within six months)
- Meniere's disease
- Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
- Nocturnal enuresis
- Intercostal neuralgia
- Cervicobrachial syndrome
- "Frozen shoulder," "tennis elbow"
- Low back pain
Other conditions that may improve with acupuncture include:
- Orthopedic Problems, such as tennis elbow and other tendonitis, frozen shoulder, low back pain, neck pain and many degenerative (arthritic) and post-traumatic (sport and other injuries) joint disorders
- Respiratory and ENT Disorders, such as asthma, bronchitis, recurrent respiratory infections, toothaches, ringing of the ears, functional vertigo.
- Allergy Problems, including certain eczemas and seasonal allergies, manifesting as itchy eyes, runny nose and sinus headaches.
- Digestive Dysfunctions, such as constipation, diarrhoea, spastic colon, colitis, excessive acidity and gastritis.
- Urinary & Genital Problems, such as recurrent cystitis, vaginitis and urethritis, menstrual cramps and PMS, menstrual irregularities, as well as painful intercourse and a lack of sexual desire or enjoyment.
- Neurological Disorders, including most types of headaches, peripheral neuropathies, post-herpetic neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, Bell's palsy, post-stroke paralysis, torticollis, sciatica, tremors and facial tics.
- Neuro-Psychiatric Problems, such as anxiety, tension, depression and insomnia. Some rare, yet otherwise difficult-to-treat conditions, such as certain types of hair loss, non-organic infertility problems, psoriasis, interstitial cystitis and stress urinary incontinence, and various forms of post-operative pain.
Chinese Medicine can be very beneficial for nagging chronic complaints that Western medicine has little to offer for. Both types of medicines complement each other.