Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Services | Los Gatos CA
Recognized Effective Treatments for HPI Acupuncture include…
Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems. The following are some of the more common conditions treatable by Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, as outlined by the WHO.
Upper Respiratory Tract
Acute sinusitis, Acute rhinitis, Common cold, Acute tonsillitis, Respiratory System, Acute bronchitis, Bronchial asthma
Most effective in children and in patients without complicating diseases.
Disorders of the Mouth
Toothache, Post-extraction pain, Gingivitis, Acute & chronic pharyngitis
Spasms of esophagus, Hiccough, Gastroptosis, Acute & chronic gastritis, Gastric hyperacidity, Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief), Acute duodenal ulcer (without complications), Acute & chronic colitis, Acute bacillary dysentery, Constipation, Diarrhea, Paralytic ileus
Neurological & Musculoskeletal Disorders
Headache & migraine, Trigeminal neuralgia, Facial palsy (early stage, i.e. within three to six months), Paresis following a stroke, peripheral neuropathies, Sequelae of poliomyelitis (early stage, i.e., within six months), Meniere’s disease, Neurogenic bladder dysfunction, Nocturnal enuresis, Intercostal neuralgia, Cervicobrachial syndrome, “Frozen shoulder”, “Tennis elbow”, Sciatica, Low back pain, Osteoarthritis
Disorders of the Mouth
Toothache ,Post-extraction pain, Gingivitis, Acute & chronic pharyngitis
Is acupuncture used to treat any other kinds of ailments?
The most common ailments presented to acupuncturists in the U.S. are pain-related conditions. However, as the public becomes more educated about acupuncture and Oriental medicine, people are seeking help for a number of other conditions, with good results. These include:
Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Disorders
Sinusitis, Sore throat, Hay fever, Earache, Nerve deafness, Ringing in the ears, Dizziness, Poor eyesight
High blood pressure, Angina pectoris, Arteriosclerosis, Anemia
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Spastic colon, Colitis, Constipation, Diarrhea, Food allergies, Ulcers, Gastritis, Abdominal, Bloating, Hemorrhoids
Gynecological & Genitourinary Disorders
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Irregular, heavy or painful menstruation, Endometriosis, Menopause, Fibroids, Chronic bladder infection, Complications in pregnancy, Morning sickness, Kidney stones, Impotence, infertility (men & women), sexual dysfunction
Candida, Chronic fatigue, HIV & AIDS, Epstein Barr virus, Allergies, Lupus, Multiple sclerosis (MS), Hepatitis
Smoking, Drugs, Alcohol, Food
Emotional & Psychological Disorders
Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression, Stress
Musculoskeletal & Neurological Disorders
Arthritis, Neuralgia, Sciatica, Back pain, Bursitis, Tendonitis, Stiff neck, Bell’s palsy, Trigeminal neuralgia, Headaches & migraines, Stroke, Cerebral palsy, Polio, Sprains, Muscle Spasms, Shingles
Asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, colds & flu, Miscellaneous, Chemotherapy/radiation side effects, Diabetes, Dermatological disorders, Weight control
Alternative therapy used by occupational therapists, physiotherapists, massage therapists, naturopaths, and chiropractors. Craniosacral Therapy is loosely based on osteopathy in the cranial field (OCF). In the United States, OCF, or cranial osteopathy, as it is more commonly known, can only be practiced by fully licensed physicians and dentists. Cranial osteopathy is considered an extension of osteopathic medicine, and its training is therefore strictly regulated by the osteopathic medical profession and its governing bodies.
Tui Na Massage
A form of Chinese bodywork using concepts of Chiropractic’s and Massage. It used in conjunction with acupuncture for a variety of musculoskeletal and organ-related issues. It enhances the effect of acupuncture and electro-acupuncture.