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What do you treat?
Acupuncture alone can treat a wide range of diseases and conditions.  The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized its effectiveness in treating over 40 diseases and disorders, some of which include: Sports Injuries, Headache, Insomnia, Allergies, Pain, Infertility, Common Cold, Digestive Disorders, and Sciatica.  Below is a partial list, the full WHO report on acupuncture treatments can be found on their website. 
Please feel free to contact us to see if Acupuncture or Chinese Medicine can help treat your condition. 

Does it really work?
Chinese medicine is a fully developed medical system that considers the state of the whole person and the person's place in the environment to explain a person's current condition.  In this sense, it differs from allopathic (Western) medicine, which tends to focus solely on the illness. It has been recognized by the WHO as an effective treatment method and the National Institute of Health (NIH) has acknowledged promising results from acupuncture studies.  Other studies have shown that acupuncture relaxes muscles, releases endorphins, stimulates the central nervous systems and helps the body heal itself.

Can I receive acupuncture and see my Western medicine doctor at the same time?
Absolutely.  Our main goal is to help you receive the best health care you can get, which means utilizing all the options that are available to you.  For instance, cancer patients have found acupuncture very helpful in treating the side effects of chemotherapy, like nausea and vomiting.  While the Western medicine treats the cancer, acupuncture and Chinese medicine helps patients maintain strength to handle the cancer treatments.  There will also be times when we think it is in your best interest to refer you to a MD or other practioner.  We hope to work with your current health care providers to coordinate your care.

 Some WHO Acknowledged Conditions
If you have any questions about acupuncture and these conditions or if you are wondering if acupuncture can be used for a condition not listed below please contact us at or call 925-212-7967.


  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
  • 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 labour
  • Knee pain
  • Low back pain
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • Periarthritis of shoulder
  • Postoperative pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprain
  • Stroke
  • Tennis elbow
  • Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)
  • Alcohol dependence and detoxification
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Endometriosis
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Cancer pain
  • Anxiety
  • Competition stress syndrome
  • Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent


  • Earache
  • Eye pain
  • Female infertility
  • Facial spasm
  • Fibromyalgia and fasciitis
  • Gouty arthritis
  • Herpes zoster (human (alpha) herpesvirus 3)
  • Insomnia
  • Lactation, deficiency
  • Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic
  • Ménière disease
  • Neuralgia, post-herpetic
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain due to endoscopic examination
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein-Leventhal syndrome)
  • Postoperative convalescence
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Prostatitis, chronic
  • Pruritus
  • Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome
  • Raynaud syndrome, primary
  • Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection
  • Retention of urine, traumatic
  • Spine pain, acute
  • Stiff neck
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
  • Tobacco dependence
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Ulcerative colitis, chronic
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Breathlessness in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Convulsions in infants
  • Diarrhea in infants and young children