Fort Collins Family Acupuncture
Located inside Natural Health Associates
313 West Drake Rd - Suite 210
Fort Collins CO 80526

Phone - 970-472-0955
Fax - 970-372-4437

What Can Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Treat

– Posted in: Acupuncture
Acupuncture needles

What does Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine treat?  A common question and a loaded one at that.  I find it challenging to answer.  Because Chinese Medicine is a complete system of medicine, it can be used as primary care medicine.  Common colds, headaches, the flu, anxiety, depression, injuries, and many other symptoms that someone presents with. For example, when you get a common cold it is often a virus, Western medicine can do nothing but give medications to mask the symptoms. Not to say that sometimes that is just what we need in our busy and hectic lives.  In Chinese Medicine we would give you herbs that are anti-viral in nature and Acupuncture which can then help you body extract the virus out and heal faster.   We also are trained to know when to refer to Western Medicine to do further testing if that is what is needed. We have a large referral system set up that we lean on often

According to the World Health Organization diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved—through controlled trials is as follows:

  • 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
  • Mal-position of fetus, (correction of fetus)
  • 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
  • Sprain
  • Stroke
  • Tennis elbow
If you have any further questions about Acupuncture and whether or not it may help you, please contact us at Fort Collins Family Acupuncture today.