Smoking Cessation

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Acupuncture is a highly effective alternative approach to smoking cessation.  It can be used alone or in combination with other methods, such as nicotine gum or patches.  It is helpful in reducing cravings and lessening the withdrawal symptoms.  The treatments focus on reducing the irritability, cravings, jitters and the restlessness that people commonly complain about when they quit.  It is also beneficial in relaxation and detoxification.

Pain Management


Acupuncture and the related modalities of cupping, gua sha, moxibustion and electric stimulation are highly efficacious in the treatment of acute and chronic pain for such conditions as headaches, low back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, dental pain and sports injuries.  Pain management is the primary reason most Westerners try acupuncture.

Acupuncture & Surgical Management

Pre- Surgery:

  • Promotes relaxation
  • Helps prevent infection
  • Helps prevent side effects

Post- Surgery:

  • Decreases swelling
  • Improves mental awareness
  • Improves intestinal mobility
  • Shortens recovery time
  • Promotes incisional healing

See Also: 
WEBMD- Acupuncture-pain-relief

NCCIH -Acupuncture for pain


Stroke Rehabilitation

Stroke is an acute brain injury that usually presents with rapidly developing neurological dysfunction and causes many associated pathological events. Acupuncture has beneficial effects on improving dependency, global neurological deficiency and some specific neurological impairments for people with stoke in convalescent stage.  Acupuncture may improve activities of daily living and a number of aspects of neurological function.

Emotional Support


Anxiety and depression remain two of the most common mental disorders worldwide and both are increasing in prevalence. These conditions can be difficult to treat and have high relapse rates and medication side-effects.  There is evidence that acupuncture may be an effective treatment modality.  Acupuncture can cause the nervous system to produce painkilling chemicals, jump start the body's natural ability to heal itself, or stimulate the part of the brain that controls emotions, including anxiety.  All of these results can help people feel more balanced, lessen cravings, sleep better and treat a variety of illnesses with fewer side effects.  Acupuncture is particularly helpful for people who want to limit or stop drug use - prescription or otherwise.  Our patients treated with acupuncture often see results after one session, and the results improve with continued treatment.