Acupuncture can treat a wide variety of conditions and is very effective in treating pain and conditions or diseases that are stress induced. Some of the many conditions for which acupuncture is recognized for being effective and that I have seen success include:
- Musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries
- Headaches, migraines, concussions
- Stress management
- Digestive disorders
- Anxiety and depression
- Chronic pain
- Weak immunity
- Dermatological conditions
- Menstrual cramps
- Menopausal symptoms
This is unique to the individual. However, acupuncture is a PROCESS. While many people notice an immediate improvement in their health, it is very rare for any acupuncturist to be able to resolve a problem with one treatment. Most patients require a course of treatment, rather than a single treatment, in order to get what they want from acupuncture. The course of treatment depends on the condition, the severity, and the duration of the condition.
For most chronic conditions, 4-8 treatments on a weekly or biweekly basis will give the best results. Acupuncture tends to have a cumulative effect over several visits.