Chinese Acupuncture Treatments in Westford, MA

Acupuncture treatment may be safely used by almost anyone. It can help with a variety of symptoms or conditions. Acupuncture has proven effective in the relief of pain, anxiety, arthritis, eczema, sports injuries, hay fever, asthma, migraines, high blood pressure, menstrual disorders, intestinal problems and pregnancy management or delivery.

Research has shown acupuncture to be effective in helping people with the above listed conditions, as well as with many others. However, it does more than simply relieve symptoms. Acupuncture aims to treat the whole patient while restoring the balance between the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the individual.

In traditional acupuncture, all illness is considered the result of an imbalance of energy. Acupuncture treatment can benefit almost any ill person, so long as the degenerative process in the tissues of the body is not too extensive.

Many people also use acupuncture as a preventative treatment, or because they feel unwell in themselves but are not ‘ill’ in the Western sense.

What conditions can be successfully treated?

DERMATOLOGICAL:

Dry skin, Eczema, Acne, Psoriasis

GASTROINTESTINAL:

Abdominal pain, Diarrhea, Colitis, Indigestion, Constipation, Irritable bowel syndrome, Reflux diseases

CIRCULATORY:

Cold hands & feet, Anemia, Hypertension, Palpitations

EYES-EARS-NOSE-THROAT:

Poor vision, Sore throat, Sinusitis, Ear infections, Tinnitus

MUSCULO-SKELETALNEUROLOGICAL:

Headache, Bursitis, Neuralgia, Stroke, Muscle cramping, Sports injuries, Arthritis, Sciatica

RESPIRATORY:

Asthma, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Allergies, Common cold

GYNECOLOGICAL:

Irregular period, PMS or cramps, Menopausal symptoms, Infertility

EMOTIONAL:

Anxiety, Insomnia, Stress

ADDICTION:

Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs

OTHER BENEFITS:

Increase vitality and energy, Boost immune system, Weight control, Stop smoking, Deep relaxation

General Treatments:

  • Upper Respiratory Tract: Acute sinusitis, Acute rhinitis, Common cold, Acute tonsillitis
  • Disorders of the Mouth: Toothache, Post-extraction pain, Gingivitis, Acute and chronic pharyngitis
  • Respiratory System: Acute bronchitis, Bronchial asthma
  • Gastrointestinal System: Spasms of esophagus and cardia, Hiccough, Acute and chronic gastritis, Gastric hyperacidity, Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief), Acute duodenal ulcer (without complications), Acute bacillary dysentery, Constipation, Diarrhea, Paralytic ileus
  • Disorders of the Eye: Acute conjunctivitis, Central retinitis, Myopia (in children), Cataract (without complications)
  • Neurological and Musculoskeletal Disorders: Headache, Migraine, Trigeminal neuralgia, Facial palsy (early stage), Paresis following a stroke, Peripheral neuropathies, Sequelae of poliomyelitis (early stage), Meniere’s disease, Neurogenic bladder dysfunction, Nocturnal enuresis, Intercostal neuralgia, Cervicobrachial syndrome, ‘Frozen shoulder’, ‘Tennis elbow’, Sciatica, Low back pain, Osteoarthritis

 

**The above is the World Health Organization, WHO provisional list of diseases that lend themselves to acupuncture treatment. Source: Bannerman R H 1979 Acupuncture: the WHO View. World Health, December, p27-28.