According to The World Health Organization acupuncture can treat over 100 different conditions.

Conditions Treated

Orthopedic Conditions

  • Neck Pain/ Shoulder Pain: Rotator cuff problems, impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder, acromial-clavicular (AC) joint separation, bicep tendonitis, glenohumoral joint dysfunction, general tension in the neck and shoulder.
  • Elbow Pain/ Wrist Pain: Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow), medial epicondylitis (golfer’s or climbers elbow), carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Hip Pain/ Lower Back Pain: Sciatic pain, sacral illiac (SI) joint disfunction, hip arthritis, trochanteric bursitis, sacrotuberus ligament sprain.
  • Upper Leg Pain: Strains related to the hamstring or quadricep groups. 
  • Knee Pain: Ilio-tibial band syndrome, injury to MCL, degenerative arthritis, patella tendonitis, patella-femoral joint dysfunction.
  • Lower Leg Pain: Achilles tendonitis, achilles bursitis, anterior and medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints).
  • Heal Pain/ Foot Pain: Plantar faciitis, ankle sprains, pain of the MTP joint, metatarsal neuroma.
  • Post surgery recovery
  • Most broken bones, ligament sprains and muscle strains. ​

Emotional Well-Being

  • Depression, anxiety, insomnia, addictions, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attention deficit disorder (ADD).
  • Acupuncture can be beneficial to anyone experiencing: lack of focus or clarity, feelings of being overwhelmed or ungrounded, lack of motivation, hopelessness, fear, anger or irritability.

Medical Conditions

  • Chronic Pain Disorders: muscular-skeletal (affecting the back, neck, jaw, knee and hip), migraine, headaches, carpel tunnel, arthritis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, whiplash.
  • Gynecological Disorders: amenorrhea (no period), dysmenorrhea (painful periods), irregular menstruation, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), infertility, menopausal symptoms.
  • Respiratory Disorders: allergies, asthma, common cold, sore throat, chronic cough.
  • Digestive Disorders/ Discomfort: constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis.
  • Skin Conditions: eczema, acne, rashes. 
  • Adverse Reactions Following: radiotherapy, chemotherapy, childbirth, surgery, other trauma.
  • Other Conditions: chronic fatigue, immune deficiency disorders, endocrine disorders, high blood pressure, weight loss.

General Health and Preventative Medicine

  • Acupuncture is a valuable preventative form of health care. 
  • Receive it to improve general well-being, decrease stress, strengthen the immune system and to reduce or avoid  the use of pharmaceutical medication*.

*Upon the Advice of Your Physician

Acupuncture can be highly effective for other conditions, which have no clear origin or explanation. It can be helpful when other treatments have failed. Acupuncture can be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment and with most medications. 

Athletic Performance Enhancement

"Acupuncture therapy. Whatever it takes" -Kobe Bryant via Twitter

“It’s those little extra details that can help us. Maybe now others will also use this techniques" Vincenzo Nibali, 2014 winner of the Tour de France when he was asked about his acupuncture treatments.  - WSJ

Whether a weekend warrior or competing at an elite level acupuncture can help you get the most from your training. Benefits include increased energy and a quicker recovery after high intensity training or competition. Relax stressed muscles, improve postural alignment and address minor strains or sprains before they inhibit training by adding acupuncture to your training regime. ​​

Research, News and Noteworthy

American College of Physicians issues guideline for treating nonradicular low back pain

Treatment recommendations include massage, acupuncture, spinal manipulation, tai chi, and yoga

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Biological Implausibility Aside, Acupuncture Works

A large meta-analysis has shown that acupuncture's benefits can't be fully attributed to placebo effect, raising the question throughout Western medicine: Why? - The Atlantic

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Pains and needles: brain scans point to hidden effects of acupuncture

A Placebo acupuncture can ease short-term pain but the real thing might help to reverse the underlying pathology of a disease. - The Guardian

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Acupuncturist Treats 40 N.F.L. Players in 4 Cities

Stretched out on a massage table in his Long Island City condominium, Jets fullback Tony Richardson closed his eyes. Over the next hour, he groaned and grimaced and eventually fell asleep, as Lisa Ripi, the traveling N.F.L. acupuncturist, went to work. - NYT

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What is Cupping? Why is Michael Phelps Doing It?

Michael Phelps powered the U.S. men’s 4×100 relay to gold at the Olympics on Sunday, many noticed the big, purple spots dotting his right shoulder and back. It turns out the spots are bruises created by a centuries-old traditional Chinese therapy called cupping, and it’s all the rage among elite athletes. - Web MD

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Can Needles Soothe Wounded Warriors?

Military doctors in Afghanistan are using acupuncture to treat brain injuries, with promising results -WSJ

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Pictures of Patriots Linebacker James Harrison's Extreme Workout Recovery

Photographer Fritz Hoffmann captured Super Bowl bound James Harrison's cupping and acupuncture after a grueling preseason workout. -National Geographic

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Acupuncture Reverses Plantar Fasciitis

New research concludes that acupuncture is effective for treating plantar fasciitis, a painful inflammatory foot condition. Plantar fasciitis typically presents with pain on the underside of the foot and heel. - Health CMi

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Acupuncture Provides True Pain Relief in Study

A new study of acupuncture — the most rigorous and detailed analysis of the treatment to date — found that it can ease migraines and arthritis and other forms of chronic pain. -NYT

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