What medical conditions does it treat?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which is a combination of both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, is a complete medical system that can diagnose, treat, and prevent illness. It is a system of medicine with a history of at least 2000 years!! Most Americans think of acupuncture for the treatment of pain, when in fact it is used to treat all medical conditions, from acute, minor illnesses such as the common cold or influenza, or other viral and bacterial infections, to parasitic or fungal problems such as Lyme’s Disease or Candida, to more serious ‘incurable’ conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and arthritis. Also, many Americans know about Acupuncture for helping in drug detox programs, to help stop smoking or alcohol abuse, or to lose weight.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the
benefits of Acupuncture for (a partial list):
Pain Management (including Arthritis, Spinal Stenosis,
Cardiovascular Disease, including Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol)
Dermatology, including Eczema and Psoriasis
Women's and Men's Health
Gastrointestinal conditions, including Ulcerative Colitis, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Celiac Disease
Brain Function and Health
Insomnia and Depression, and other emotional complaints
Pulmonology, including COPD and Asthma
Endocrinology (Diabetes and Thyroid conditions)
Renal or Kidney Disease
Liver and Gallbladder conditions, including Hepatitis and Gallstones
Neurological conditions (such as Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, neuralgias, etc.)