What conditions do you treat?

At TACO we see a wide variety of things and in general, acupuncture will have a positive effect on most conditions. The World Health Organization has also published its own list of conditions that are seen as appropriate for acupuncture treatment. Although far from an extensive list, here are a few of the more common things we tend to treat:

  • Stress! Plays a big part in many conditions and responds particularly well to acupuncture.
  • Chronic & acute pain, especially joint and muscle pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis, as well as headaches and other discomforts. Back, neck, and shoulder pain respond particularly well.
  • Gynecological and Urological issues, including benign prostatic hypertrophy, endometriosis, PCOS, menstrual difficulties, and menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes.
  • Fertility, including general fertility support as well as situations involving all assisted reproductive technologies. We work with many local reproductive endocrinologists and are experienced in seeing people through many advanced reproductive procedures, including IUI and IVF. We also treat many people to support them through healthy pregnancies and after birth; many breastfeeding parents come to us for treatment of plugged ducts, mastitis and to build milk supply.
  • Fatigue, including chronic fatigue syndrome, or just a general feeling of being tired or run down.
  • Gastrointestinal issues such as diarrhea, constipation, gas/bloating, and acid reflux amongst others.
  • Sinus and lung issues such as allergies, asthma, and the common cold respond extremely well to acupuncture treatment.
  • Autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus are well controlled with a course of regular acupuncture “tune up” treatments.
  • Conditions that don’t respond to conventional treatments are some of the best candidates for acupuncture.
  • Health problems with an emotional component respond extremely well. Physical disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, fibromyalgia, insomnia, and migraines will often flare up during times of stress. Depression and anxiety also are great candidates for acupuncture and we treat many people for support with overcoming addictions as well.