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San Diego Acupuncturists

What are the Health Benefits of Acupuncture?

Oriental medicine is a holistic approach which focuses on the interaction of all bodily systems to restore the health and well being of the whole person - body, mind and spirit. The following are a few of the physical benefits of acupuncture:

  • Balance the side effects of conventional drugs and procedures.
  • Build the patient's strength before and after surgery.
  • Provide help where conventional medicine does not have a ready cure. This may occur in cases such as chronic fatigue syndrome, poor digestion, yeast infections, arthritis, etc.
  • Speed recovery by providing adjunctive therapy to conventional treatments.

With certain health conditions, acupuncture can be so effective that the person can reduce or eliminate the need for prescription medications and/or surgery.

For most people, the acupuncture experience is very relaxing, which in and of itself is an important health benefit considering the hectic life which most of us lead. Many patients report that they feel more emotionaly balanced and experience increased mental clarity after treatment.

Oriental medicine treats a wide variety of disorders. The World Health Organization (WHO) lists over forty diseases that acupuncture can treat effectively. The following is a partial list including, but not limited to, the most common ailments.

All Types of Pain

  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)
  • Headache
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Knee Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Sciatica
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Other Nerve-related Pain

Accident and Work-related Injuries

Accident and Work-related Injuries
  • Muscle Inflammation and Pain
  • Inflammation of Discs in the Neck and Back
  • Carpal-tunnel Syndrome
  • Repetitive-motion Injuries
Sports Injuries
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Adjunctive Therapy for Broken Bones
  • Joint Swellings

General Health Disorders

Respiratory System
  • Common Cold
  • Allergy and Sinus Conditions
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
Gastro-intestinal System
  • Ulcers
  • Colitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Poor Digestion
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Pediatric Disorders
  • Chronic and Acute Ear, Nose and Throat Infections
  • Colic
  • Diarrhea
  • Allergies and Asthma
Cardio-vascular System
  • Angina Pain
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Poor Circulation
Emotional Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Levels
  • Insomnia
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Abnormal Urination
  • Low Sex Drive
  • Sexual Dysfunction
Women's Disorders
  • Infertility/Menstrual Irregularities
  • Painful Menstruation
  • Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Discomfort during Pregnancy
  • Perimenopause and Menopausal Issues
Endocrine System
  • Hypo & Hyperthyroid Problems
  • Diabetes

To experience the health benefits of Japanese style acupuncture, contact us at the phone numbers listed below, or .

Central San Diego Office
2852 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA 92116
Phone: (619) 282-8068
Bonita South Bay Office
4514 Bonita Road
Bonita, CA 91902
Phone: (619) 470-4714