What conditions should TCM be used for?


TCM can be particularly effective for complex diseases with multiple causes, including metabolic diseases, chronic and degenerative conditions (such as knee arthritis) and age-related diseases. TCM herbal formulas are also used to treat allergy and asthma, with some of these formulas now under intensive study in the U.S.

In the West, the most familiar TCM treatment method is acupuncture. Studies in the U.S. indicate that acupuncture can help relieve chronic low back pain, dental pain, migraine headaches, fibromyalgia and symptoms of osteoarthritis. It can assist in the treatment of emotional pain syndromes such as post-traumatic stress disorder, and used in conjunction with in-vitro fertilization can help achieve pregnancy.

In TCM, acupuncture has been used to treat addictions to cigarettes, heroin and cocaine. It is also used to treat conditions ranging from emotional disorders (anxiety, depression) to digestive complaints (nausea, vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome). It can treat pain syndromes due to injury or associated with chronic degenerative diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. It can also be helpful in treating neurological problems such as Parkinson’s disease, and has also proved beneficial for promoting overall wellbeing.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has documented many symptoms, diseases, and conditions that have been shown in controlled clinical trials to be effectively treated with acupuncture. Below are some basic common examples of conditions I can treat, but please feel free to call me about your specific health condition.

Pain

  • Sports injuries
  • Muscle pain
  • Back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Leg, ankle and foot pain
  • Arm, wrist and hand pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Jaw pain (TMJ)
  • Dental pain
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Postoperative pain

Respiratory Complaints

  • Sinusitis
  • Allergies

Digestive Issues & Nausea

  • Heartburn, Acid Reflux
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Chronic indigestion
  • Chronic loose stools or constipation
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting

Mental and Emotional Well-being

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression

Reproductive Issues

  • Infertility
  • Increased efficacy of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)