What can acupuncturists ‘treat’ or provide care?

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems. Below are some of the health concerns that acupuncture can effectively treat.  Read a List of My Areas of Specialization

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Colitis
  • Common cold
  • Constipation
  • Dental pain
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive trouble
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Emotional problems
  • Eye problems
  • Facial palsy
  • Fatigue
  • Fertility
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gingivitis
  • Headache
  • Hiccough
  • Incontinence
  • Indigestion
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Low back pain
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Migraine
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain
  • PMS
  • Pneumonia
  • Reproductive problems
  • Rhinitis
  • Sciatica
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Smoking cessation
  • Sore throat
  • Stress
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tooth pain
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vomiting
  • Wrist pain

 

What is meant by the words ‘Treat’ and ‘Support’?

In the USA different healthcare professions have legal usage of specific words.  By legal definition a medical doctor (MD) is the only health care provider that can use the word ‘treat’ or ‘treatment’ to indicate an action upon a disease, illness and/or disorder to promote healing or wellness. All other healthcare providers cannot use the word ‘treat’ and they use the following phrases to describe their actions upon a disease, illness and/or disorder to promote healing or wellness.

Provide adjunct care

Provide palliative relief

Provide supportive care

This website has included the word ‘treat’ due to the predominant cultural language association of the word ‘treat’ to be inclusive of all remedies and healthcare professions to provide palliative relief, adjunct and supportive care to a disease, illness and/or disorder.

 

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