Acupuncture is one of the modalities of Oriental medicine. although what is called acupuncture in the West comprises several different therapies (such as moxibustion and cupping), mostly it consists of the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points showen to be effective in the treatment of specific health problems. These points have been mapped by the Chinese over a period of 2,000 years, and there are more than 1,000 known acupoints. In the past three decades, electromagnetic research has confirmed the existence and location of these points

What problems can be treated by Acupuncture?

The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture's effectiveness for over 40 common disorder, such as:

  1. Pain Relief, reduces the firing of nociceptors (pain nerves) and improves local circulation to encourage tissue repair.
  2. Ear, Nose & Throat disorders--toothaches, earaches, sinusitis
  3. Respiratory Disorders--Colds & Flus, bronchitis, asthma, allergies
  4. Gastrointestinal Disorders--Food allergies, nausea, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, ulcers, colitis
  5. Circulatory Disorders--Hypertension, high cholesterol, arteriosclerosis, angina pectoris
  6. Urogenital Disorders--Cystitis, stress incontinence, neurogenic bladder, prostatitis, prostatic hypertrophy
  7. Menstrual irregularity, endometriosis, PMS, infertility, menopausal syndrome