Elyse Greenberg - Acupuncturist
 

Resources


National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
http://nccam.nih.gov/
http://www.nccaom.org/uncategorized/new-study-shows-acupuncture-effective-for-chronic-pain-2
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/acupuncture

University of Maryland Medical Center
http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/acupuncture-000345.htm

Maryland Acupuncture Society
http://maryland-acupuncture.org/information.html


CONDITIONS TREATED

The World Health Organization recognizes a number of disorders that have been successfully treated by acupuncture. The following partial list includes common disorders that may respond well to acupuncture:

NEUROLOGICAL
Headaches, migraines, difficulty sleeping, nervous tension, stroke, some forms of deafness, facial and inter-costal neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, some forms of paralysis, sequelae of poliomyelitis, peripheral neuropathy, noises in the ears, dizziness, Meniere’s disease.

CARDIO-VASCULAR SYSTEM
High or low blood pressure, fluid retention, chest pain, angina pectoris, poor circulation, cold hands and feet, muscle cramps.

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
Bronchial asthma, acute and chronic bronchitis, acute tonsillitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, hay fever, chronic cough, laryngitis, sore throat, influenza, allergies and the common cold.

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
Toothache, post-extraction pain, gingivitis, mouth ulcers, hiccup, spasms of the esophagus, gastric and duodenal ulcers, gastric hyperacidity, gastritis, heartburn, hiatus hernia syndrome, flatulence, paralytic ileus, colitis, diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, liver and gall bladder disorders, weight control.

URO-GENITAL SYSTEM
Cystitis, prostatitis, orchitis, low libido, erectile dysfunction, urinary retention, kidney disorders, nocturnal enuresis, neurogenic bladder dysfunction.

GYNECOLOGICAL AND OBSTETRIC DISORDERS
Premenstrual tension, painful, heavy or irregular, or the absence of periods, abnormal uterine bleeding or discharge, hormonal disturbances, disorders associated with menopause, prolapse of the uterus or bladder, infertility, morning sickness, fibroids, PCOS.

SKIN
Eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, nerve rash, herpes, acne, scar tissue and resultant adhesions, hair loss and dandruff.

EYES
Visual disorders, red, sore, itchy or watery eyes, conjunctivitis, simple cataracts, myopia in children, central retinitis.