Acupuncture can help change a variety of health conditions that may or may not present with pain. Physiotherapists, chiropractors, and MDs are adding acupuncture to their skills, perhaps because it can be so effective. Studies have shown acupuncture can help with neurologic (headaches, post-stroke paralysis, insomnia), connective tissue (tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, sciatica), gynecological (infertility, prenatal and postpartum, menstrual and menopausal), gastroenteric (colitis, IBS, constipation), and mental health concerns (addictions, anxiety, depression).
A Registered Acupuncturist is the most extensively trained in the theories of acupuncture. With this knowledge they should be able to connect symptoms that may never have been explained as inter-related or as a sign of poor health. These are some common inter-related symptoms:
– skin problems + stiff shoulders + weak immunity
– fatigue + joint pain + menstrual irregularities
– cold hands and feet + low back pain