The use of acupuncture has been shown to effectively treat many types of conditions for over 2, 500 years (origin date is unknown, as it goes past all recorded history).
In 2003 the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a report called “Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials.” Below you will see a list of the conditions mentioned in that report.
**Please note that there are plenty of additional conditions which centuries of empirical data have shown acupuncture treats effectively but for which there is little or no modern western research.
If you have questions about a condition not listed below, be sure to call us at (604) 524-345 so we can address your specific situation.
Headache and migraine
Facial palsy (early stage, within three to six months)
Paresis following stroke
Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
Muscle pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness
Localized traumatic injuries, sprains, strains, tendinitis, contractures
Work and sports related injuries
Low back and/or neck strain
“Frozen shoulder”, “tennis elbow”
Respiratory System Conditions
Conditions of the Eye, Ear, Nose & Mouth
Myopia (in children)
Cataract (without complications)
Toothaches, post extraction pain
Acute and chronic pharyngitis
Spasms of esophagus and cardiac
Irritable bowel and colitis
Acute and chronic gastritis
Gastric hyperacidity (i.e. acid reflux)
Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
Acute duodenal ulcer (without complication)
Acute and chronic colitis
Acute bacillary dysentery
Benign irregular menstruation
Withdrawal from street and pharmacological drugs