Like all health care practitioners, I have become more familiar with certain conditions than others; however, please always remember that True Acupuncture treats the whole person and not the conditions. Therefore, even though I might “specialize” in certain areas, it simply means I have seen more patients with these problems and have had success in those areas. No matter what condition I treat, the mechanism of treatment is always the same. I listen and understand each patient's unique presentation and bring the whole body into harmony, without just inserting needles based on the symptoms. With that said, here is a list of conditions I have become “more specialized” in:
Pain Relief & Management:
- Shoulder pain and "frozen shoulder"
- Lower back (lumbar) pain and weakness
- Tennis & Golfer's elbow
- Neck, shoulder, & upper back pain, tightness, spasms and weakness
- Fibromyalgia related aches and pain
- Foot, ankle, and knee pain
- Hand and wrist pain: carpal tunnel, overuse, etc.
- Headaches and migraines
- Jaw pain: TMJ pain and other
- Fatigue and low energy
- Common cold and flu
- Stress: reactivity to stress and resulting consequences of stress
- Decreased metabolism
- Menopausal symptoms: hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, low libido, etc.
- Endocrine system concerns: hypothyroid, hyperthyroid, adrenal fatigue.
- Menstrual cycle: irregular menses, amenorrhea, PMS, cramping, endometriosis, PCOS, etc.
- Infertility and fertility issues
- Digestive concerns: constipation, diarrhea, IBS, bloating, digestive pain, acid reflux, etc.
- Pre-surgical preparation
- Post operative recovery
- Sports and athletic injuries
- Skin conditions: acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, hives, general itchiness, etc.
- Allergies: food, environmental (pollen, weeds. trees, hay fever, etc. . .), and pet.
- Rhinitis and sinusitis
- Blood Pressure (high or low)
In an official report, Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, the WHO (WHO) has listed the following symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture. Find the list here.