Conditions Treated at Merriam Park Acupuncture Clinic

A list of conditions that can be treated with acupuncture, first published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the 1990s, gave Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapies a big boost. Although Western medicine was quickly advancing surgeries and medications to treat illness, all had risks and side effects.

“Miracle” drugs and surgeries treat existing disease. Acupuncture and other TCM therapies prevent illness by optimizing your health and wellbeing.

Despite scientific advancements, Western medicine traditionally overlooks the connection between mind and body. People with chronic pain are particularly underserved by Western medical protocols.

As more and more people seek to avoid the side effects of risky drugs and procedures, the list of medical conditions treated by natural remedies fills the void.

Merriam Park Acupuncture practitioners treat a long list of symptoms and conditions. 

Acupuncture, cupping therapy, Gua Sha and herbal medicine improve or eliminate many symptoms and conditions: 

Allergies and Skin Conditions

  • allergic rhinitis
  • hay fever
  • acne
  • psoriasis
  • eczema
  • rashes

Autoimmune Disorders

  • Hashimoto’s
  • fibromyalgia
  • hyper-thyroid
  • hypo-thyroid
  • diabetes
  • rheumatoid arthritis

Cancer Treatment Support

  • neuropathy
  • poor appetite
  • nausea
  • weak immune system
  • radiation/chemo reactions
  • leukopenia

Digestive Issues

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • celiac disease
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • acute and chronic gastritis
  • renal colic
  • peptic ulcer
  • acute bacillary dysentery
  • acute epigastralgia

Emotional Health

  • Addiction
  • alcohol
  • drugs
  • nicotine
  • sugar
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Mental illness
  • Stress
  • work
  • family


Infertility in Women

Acupuncture stimulates blood flow to the uterus, improving the thickness of the lining of the uterus and making it more receptive to the embryo. Acupuncture can also calm uterine contractions to make for easier implantation.

The most common causes of infertility in women

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Endometriosis
  • Stress
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Luteal phase defect
  • Irregular or painful periods

Infertility in Men

For men, acupuncture can improve the quality and quantity of the sperm to improve the chances of conception.

The most common causes of infertility in men

  • Sperm count
  • Morphology
  • Motility
  • Liquefaction

Men's Health

  • erectile dysfunction 
  • impotence

Neurological Disorders

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stroke
  • Essential hypertension
  • Primary hypotension

Pain (acute and chronic)

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis elbow
  • Knee pain
  • Periarthritis (shoulders, hips and hands)
  • Sprain
  • Facial pain
  • TMJ
  • Headache
  • Dental pain
  • Postoperative pain
  • renal colic (kidney stones)
  • biliary colic (gallstones)

Women's Health

  • Menopause
    • hot flashes
    • vaginal dryness
    • mood swings
    • hormone imbalance
    • insomnia
  • Menstrual issues
    • mood swings
    • hormone imbalance
    • cramps
    • primary dysmenorrhea (irregular periods)
  • Pregnancy
    •  induction of labor
    •  morning sickness
    • Sciatica
    • Postpartum hormone imbalance

      Traditional Chinese Medicine prevents the need for many prescription drugs and surgeries. In other cases, TCM helps Western medicine protocols produce better outcomes.

Try Acupuncture for Your Medical Condition

Traditional Chinese Medicine prevents the need for many prescription drugs and surgeries. In other cases, TCM helps Western medicine protocols produce better outcomes.

Stop wondering if acupuncture can resolve your health conditions and give it a try. Schedule a consultation with a Merriam Park Acupuncture practitioner today!