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Acupuncture is effective for many conditions, a few of which are:


  • Amenorrhea
  • Cramps
  • Endometriosis
  • Infertility
  • PMS 
  • Menopause Symptoms
  • Morning Sickness 


  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neck & Shoulder Pain
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Trauma


  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Sclerosis


  • Bells Palsy
  • Facial Pain
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Multiple Sclerosis 
  • Neuralgia  
  • Sciatica 
  • Shingles


  • Abdominal Pain
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease 
  • Diarrhea
  • Hyperacidity 
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Nausea


  • Allergy
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Common Cold
  • Rhinitis 
  • Skin Problems
  • Sinusitis
  • Tonsillitis


  • Smoking Cessation
  • Weight Control


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatigue 
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Stress

Effects of Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been shown to stimulate the immune system. It also has affects the circulation, blood pressure, rhythm and stroke volume of the heart, secretion of the gastric acid, and production of red and white cells. It also stimulates the release of a variety of hormones that help body to respond to injury and stress.

The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture to be effective treatment for over 35 common illnesses.

Acupuncture is known to normalize physiological functions, stimulate the immune system, relieve drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms and aid in behavior modifications such as weight loss and the cessation of smoking. In the same way, acupuncture is also effective in reducing tension, stress, and depression.

Education and Training

Who can perform acupuncture? The California Board of Quality Assurance issues an Acupuncture license to qualified persons. Licensed Acupuncturists in California are among the best-trained outside of Asia, with current graduation requirements being roughly 3,000 hours over four academic years, including 800 hours of supervised clinical instruction. Licensing requires passing a rigorous state-administered examination of knowledge and skills in acupuncture, herbs, oriental massage, exercise, and breathing techniques.

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