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

Gastrointestinal Disorders

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

Circulatory Disorders

High blood pressure, Angina pectoris, Arteriosclerosis, Anemia

Gastrointestinal Disorders

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

Immune Disorders

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

Respiratory Disorders

Asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, colds & flu, Miscellaneous, Chemotherapy/radiation side effects, Diabetes, Dermatological disorders, Weight control

Craniosacral Therapy

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.