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Symptoms and Issues Treatable with Acupuncture

Below is a partial list of definitions for issues people may want to address with acupuncture:


Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It is a feeling of fear about the uncertainty of the future and is usually accompanied by an increased heart rate and shortness of breath.


Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. There are over one hundred different types of arthritis.

Back Pain

Conditions commonly linked to back pain include: Ligament or muscle strain. Many acupuncture patients are treated for sciatica.


Bursitis is a very painful disorder that affects the small sacs that cushion the muscles, tendons and bones near your joints.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

This is a disorder that causes tingling, numbness and pain in the hand and arm.


Depression is a disorder that involves a relentless feeling of loss of interest and sadness.


Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that triggers high blood sugar.


Eczema is a condition where patches of skin become rough, cracked, red, itchy and inflamed. Blisters might at times occur.


Insomnia is difficulty falling staying asleep or falling asleep, even when a person has the chance to do so.

Knee Pain

Knee pain might be the result of an injury, like a torn cartilage or ruptured ligament.


Migraines are frequently characterized by intense, unbearable headaches.

Nerve Pain

This can be as a result of damage to the nerves following injury or a disease. The damage may cause the nerves to fail and send pain signals to the brain.

Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a long-term disorder that causes a strong urge to move one’s legs.

Shoulder Pain

At times shoulder pain is the result of injury to another location in your body, usually the neck or biceps. This is known as referred pain.


Sinusitis is the swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses. Healthy sinuses are filled with air.


Snoring is noisy breathing while you sleep. It’s a common condition that can affect overweight people.

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spaces within your spine, which can put pressure on the nerves that travel through the spine.


If you want to quit smoking, acupuncture treatments can help you resist the temptation to smoke and reduce cravings.


Stress is a feeling of both emotional and physical tension. It can be triggered by any thought or event that makes you feel nervous, angry or frustrated.


Tendinitis, also referred to as tendonitis, is the inflammation of a tendon. It’s normally linked to an acute injury with inflammation.


Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 15% to 20% of people.

Trapped Nerve

A pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues.


Vertigo is a sensation of feeling off balance. If you’ve these dizzy spells, you might feel like you are spinning or that the world around you is spinning.

Weight Loss

Losing weight and reducing excess body fat can be beneficial for the health of some patients. Acupuncture can help achieve this by increasing metabolism, reducing appetite and lowering stress. Unhealthy weight gain is often triggered by parts of the body that are not functioning optimally such as the thyroid, liver, spleen, kidney and endocrine system. Restoring proper function to these parts can be done through acupuncture.