Can Acupuncture Help Me?

Ultimately, the best answer will come from an experienced and qualified acupuncture practitioner. The practitioner, based on your medical history, condition, and what other treatments you have been or are receiving, can best help you decide whether acupuncture is suitable by itself or as adjunctive therapy. Please search the “Find an Acupuncturist” link directory on this website for a physician acupuncturist near you.

  • Acupuncture for Cancer

    Alongside prescribed medications, acupuncture has shown promise in reducing pain and other side effects from cancer and cancer treatments.

  • Acupuncture for Depression

    For many patients suffering from depression and anxiety, acupuncture has proven effective in reducing symptoms.

  • Acupuncture for Diabetes

    A growing base of scientific evidence supports the use of acupuncture as a complementary treatment for diabetes.

  • Acupuncture for Migraine/Headache

    A growing base of scientific evidence supports the use of acupuncture as part of a treatment plan for patients who suffer from chronic headaches and/or migraines.

  • Acupuncture for Pain Relief

    As the U.S. grapples with the opioid crisis, health care providers and patients in pain are seeking effective alternatives. Acupuncture has been found to be very effective for pain relief.

  • Acupuncture for Smoking Cessation

    Alongside lifestyle modification and sometimes medication prescribed by a physician, patients report that acupuncture increases their ability to give up cigarettes.

What Can Acupuncture Treat?

The World Health Organization recommends medical acupuncture as part of a treatment plan for dozens of conditions and diseases. AAMA members frequently treat the following common conditions—and many others—with acupuncture.

  • Pain
  • Cancer
  • Allergies
  • Headache & Migraine
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Gynecologic Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive Disorders

WHO Recommends Acupuncture

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends acupuncture as part of a treatment protocol for dozens of conditions.

Respiratory Diseases

Acute sinusitis
Acute rhinitis
Common cold
Acute tonsillitis

Bronchopulmonary Diseases

Acute bronchitis
Bronchial asthma

Eye Disorders

Acute conjuctivitis
Cataract (without complications)
Myopia
Central retinitis

Disorders of the Mouth Cavity

Toothache
Pain after tooth extraction
Gingivitis
Pharyngitis

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Spasm of the esophagus and cardia
Hiccups
Gastroptosis
Acute and chronic gastritis
Gastric hyperacidity
Chronic duodenal ulcer
Acute and chronic colitis
Acute bacterial dysentery
Constipation
Diarrhea
Paralytic ileus

Orthopedic Disorders

Periarthritis humeroscapularis
Tennis elbow
Sciatica
Low back pain
Rheumatoid arthritis

Neurologic Disorders

Headache
Migraine
Trigeminal neuralgia
Facial paralysis
Paralysis after apoplectic fit
Peripheral neuropathy
Paralysis caused by poliomyelitis
Meniere’s syndrome
Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
Nocturnal enuresis
Intercostal neuralgia

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