What types of conditions is acupuncture most effective for?  The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified approximately 40 conditions that can be treated effectively with acupuncture. These include:

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  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Neuralgia
  • Stress, anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive disorders           

What are the different types of care I can receive?  Some people are looking strictly for symptom relief while others are interested in long-term strategies to maintain good health. There are three stages of care.

Initial Intensive Care (Crisis Management): The primary goal is symptom or pain relief. Depending on the severity of the problem, you may be treated as little as once a week or as often as every day.

Rehabilitative Care: The focus here is on correcting or eliminating the source of the problem. This minimizes your likelihood of a relapse. Treatment frequency starts to decrease and you are advised on home/office self-care to help support this process. You will notice further improvement in your range of movement, flexibility, strength, energy level, and/or general health.

Wellness Care: You have now returned to your pre-injury/illness state. Acknowledging that daily stresses and strains wear us all down, you choose to maintain an optimal level of functioning with periodic checkups. Depending on the factors listed above, you may receive maintenance treatments anywhere from one to six months.

Remember, how long you choose to continue care is always up to you.

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