Acupuncture And Oriental Medicine


Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia

What can be treated by acupuncture and oriental medicine? Oriental medicine, including acupuncture has been in use for thousands of years. Pain syndromes, digestive conditions, urinary bladder issues, emotional imbalances, circulatory disorders; these all can be managed or helped with acupuncture and chinese herbology. We practice traditional Chinese medicine at the Arkansas Acupuncture Center. This includes acupuncture, chinese herbology, cupping, moxabustion (burning aged mugwort close to the skin – used in place of acupuncture for some patients), and other modalities.

Back pain, sciatica and shoulder pain is one of the most common pain conditions treated at the Arkansas Acupuncture Center, and is probably one of the most commonly treated disorders by acupuncturists nationwide.
According to the World Health Organization, over 40 major diseases can be treated and helped by acupuncture. Following is a list taken from online.In an official report, Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, the WHO (WHO) has listed the following symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture:


  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Knee Pain
  • Periarthritis of the Shoulder
  • Sprains
  • Facial Pain
  • Headache
  • Dental Pain
  • Tempromandibular (TMJ) Dysfunction
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Induction of Labor
  • Correction of Malposition Of Fetus
  • Morning Sickness
  • Nausea And Vomiting
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Stroke
  • Essential Hypertension
  • Primary Hypotension
  • Renal Colic
  • Leucopenia
  • Adverse Reactions to Radiation or Chemotherapy
  • Allergic Rhinitis, Including Hay Fever
  • Biliary Colic
  • Depression
  • Acute Bacillary Dysentery
  • Primary Dysmenorrhea
  • Acute Epigastralgia
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Acute and Chronic Gastritis

Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Ancient Art of Healing

Traditional Chinese Medicine refers to the earliest recorded medicine practiced in China, an ancient healthcare system that has prevailed and developed for thousands years. It is a culmination of modalities that developed over many regions and thousands of years in ancient China and includes acupuncture, Chinese herbology, Tui Na or Chinese massage, exercises such as Qi Gong and Tai Qi, and food and diet therapy. Many branches and versions of Chinese medicine have develop in the last thousand years, spreading to many Asian countries, including Japan, Thailand, Korea and Vietnam, becoming known generally as Oriental Medicine. In the last century, Oriental Medicine has been enthusiastically embraced FiveChart2in countries such as France, and has evolved there to include new systems of treatment such as Auricular Acupuncture and Scalp Acupuncture. More recently a treatment was developed in Europe and is offered at the Arkansas Acupuncture Center for the treatment of degenerative eye disorders and circulation problems.

Although Traditional Chinese Medicine is considered the original medicine of China, in modern times the term Traditional Chinese Medicine denotes a specific way to diagnosis and treat disease, different in style from other forms of Oriental Medicine such as Five Element Acupuncture, and the styles that developed in Japan and Korea. However, there are underlying characteristics common to all forms of Oriental Medicine such as the acupuncture channels and acupuncture points, the use of herbs in prescription form, physical exercise, and the underlying philosophy.