Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient medicine that involves the use of very fine needles inserted into the surface of the skin to regulate energetic pathways in the body known as meridians. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in China to treat many different complex conditions. At ZenMed we specialize in assisting patients interested in a holistic approach to weight loss. However according to the World Health Organization (WHO), all of the following conditions may respond to acupuncture:

Addiction
  • substance abuse
  • eating disorders
  • drug dependence
  • smoking
Mental / Emotional Disorders:
  • insomnia
  • stress
  • anxiety
  • depression
Gastrointestinal/Digestive Disorders:
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • hiccough
  • indigestion
  • gastritis
  • diarrhea (acute + chronic)
  • constipation
  • acid regurgitation
  • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • colitis
  • gastritis
  • bacillary dysentery
  • duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
Musculoskeletal Disorders + Pain Management:
  • headache/migraine
  • upper + lower back pain
  • sciatica
  • shoulder + knee pain
  • osteoarthritis
  • tendonitis
  • fibromyalgia
  • chronic pain (of any kind)
  • acute injury (sprains + strains)
  • toothache + post-extraction pain
Reproductive + Genitourinary Disorders:
  • infertility (men + women)
  • oliguria + polyuria
  • urinary tract infection/cystitis
  • nocturnal enuresis – “bedwetting” (primary + secondary)
  • menstrual irregularity (dysmenorrhea + amenorrhea)
  • premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • impotence
  • low libido
  • delayed labor
  • frequent miscarriage
  • poor egg quality
Eye Disorders:
  • acute conjunctivitis
  • central retinitis
  • myopia (in children)
  • cataracts (without complications)
Neurological Disorders:
  • trigeminal neuralgia
  • bell’s palsy
  • neuropathy/radiculopathy
  • paralysis/post-stroke recovery
  • meniere’s disease
  • neurogenic bladder dysfunction
  • intercostal neuralgia
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • multiple sclerosis
  • parkinson’s disease
Respiratory Disorders:
  • bronchial asthma
  • allergies
  • acute sinusitis + rhinitis
  • common cold
  • acute tonsilitis
  • acute bronchitis
Other:
  • hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • gingivitis
  • pharyngitis
  • and many more…