Acupuncture Works to...

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Optimize Your Healing

Acupuncture works as a catalyst to stimulate the signaling pathways that communicate the need for resources, maintenance and healing in your body. Acupuncture for pain relief and healing works by improving signaling and resource management through the flow of energy at the molecular and intercellular level throughout the body. This results in measurable changes physically, functionally, and in pain levels and symptoms.

Reduce Stress

"I feel so relaxed" is the comment I hear most often after Acu. treatment. Clinical research has  shown that typical symptoms of stress can be down-regulated with a series of acupuncture treatments. 

Resolve Pain

The American College of Physicians, CDC, and FDA have proposed changes in prescribing guidelines for pain management, and have recommended acupuncture as an alternative pain treatment to opioid use. 

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2579926

https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-crisis

https://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/NewsEvents/UCM557071.pdf

https://annals.org/aim/article/2603228/noninvasive-treatments-acute-subacute-chronic-low-back-pain-clinical-practiceAcupu

Manage or Resolve Ailments

Acupuncture has been used for centuries on literally billions of people for a wide variety of ailments. You may want to see if acupuncture can help you before you resort to a more invasive or drug intensive solution. See below for the World Health Organizations list of ailments for which acupuncture could help, or call or email us to find out if acupuncture is right for you. 

Down-regulate Inflammation and Increase Blood Flow

Acupuncture has been proven to decrease inflammation and improve blood flow. Most conditions and injuries improve when inflammation is reduced and blood flow increased, including complex issues caused by conditions such as diabetes, auto-immune disorders, arthritis, or fibromyalgia.

Help You Feel Your Personal Best

Acupuncture Services may be what you need to help you recover and/or maintain your Personal Best. Call for your free 15-minute consultation today. 913-766-0893.

Acupuncture for: Recommendations from World Health Organization

WHO official position, summary

In 2003 World Health Organization  (WHO) published a report about clinical trials researching the effectiveness of acupuncture. More than one hundred indication were discussed and divided into four groups concerning the strength of existing evidence.


Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved – through controlled trials—to be an effective treatment:

  • Adverse Reactions to Radiotherapy and/or Chemotherapy
  • Allergic Rhinitis (Including Hay Fever)
  • Biliary Colic
  • Depression (Including Depressive Neurosis and Depression Following Stroke)
  • Dysentery, acute bacillary
  • Dysmenorrhoea, primary
  • Epigastralgia, acute (in Peptic Ulcer, Acute and Chronic Gastritis, and Gastrospasm)
  • Facial pain (Including Craniomandibular Disorders)
  • Headache
  • Hypertension (Essential)
  • Hypotension (Primary)
  • Induction of Labor
  • Knee Pain
  • Leukopenia
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malposition of Fetus (Correction of)
  • Morning Sickness
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Neck Pain
  • Pain in Dentistry (Including Dental Pain and Temporomandibular Dysfunction)
  • Periarthritis of Shoulder
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Renal Colic
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprain
  • Stroke
  • Tennis Elbow

Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed:

  • Abdominal Pain (in Acute Gastroenteritis or due to Gastrointestinal Spasm)
  • Acne Vulgaris
  • Alcohol Dependence and Detoxification
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bronchial Asthma
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cardiac Neurosis
  • Cholecystitis (Chronic, with Acute Exacerbation)
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Competition Stress Syndrome
  • Craniocerebral Injury (Closed)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (Non-Insulin-Dependent)
  • Earache
  • Epidemic Haemorrhagic Fever
  • Epistaxis, Simple (Without Generalized or Local Disease)
  • Eye Pain due to Subconjunctival Injection
  • Female Infertility
  • Facial Spasm
  • Female Urethral Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia and Fasciitis
  • Gastrokinetic Disturbance
  • Gouty Arthritis
  • Hepatitis B Virus Carrier Status
  • Herpes Zoster [Human (Alpha) Herpesvirus 3]
  • Hyperlipaemia
  • Hypo-Ovarianism
  • Insomnia
  • Labour Pain
  • Lactation (Deficiency)
  • Male Sexual Dysfunction (Non-Organic)
  • Ménière Disease
  • Neuralgia (Post-Herpetic)
  • Neurodermatitis
  • Obesity
  • Opium, Cocaine and Heroin Dependence
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain due to Endoscopic Examination
  • Pain in Thromboangiitis Obliterans
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (Stein–Leventhal Syndrome)
  • Postextubation in Children
  • Postoperative Convalescence
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Prostatitis, Chronic
  • Pruritus
  • Radicular and Pseudoradicular Pain Syndrome
  • Raynaud Syndrome (Primary)
  • Recurrent Lower Urinary-Tract Infection
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Retention of Urine (Traumatic)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sialism (Drug-Induced)
  • Sjögren Syndrome
  • Sore Throat (Including Tonsillitis)
  • Spine Pain, Acute
  • Stiff Neck
  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
  • Tietze Syndrome
  • Tobacco Dependence
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Ulcerative Colitis (Chronic)
  • Urolithiasis
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which there are only individual controlled trials reporting some therapeutic effects, but for which acupuncture is worth trying because treatment by conventional and other therapies is difficult:

  • Chloasma
  • Choroidopathy (Central Serous)
  • Colour Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Hypophrenia
  • Irritable Colon Syndrome 
  • Neuropathic Bladder in Spinal Cord Injury
  • Pulmonary Heart Disease, Chronic
  • Small Airway Obstruction

Source: World Health Organization

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