How Acupuncture Can Help You

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is a holistic medicine where the condition of the body, mind, and environment contribute to a person’s health and wellbeing. 

Each visit includes evaluation and personalized treatment according to the patient’s current condition. Janet believes in patient centered care based on trust, compassion, and intention to promote and assist the patient’s path toward better health.

Besides acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, manual therapy (cupping, guasha), moxibustion, orthopedic massage (tuina), exercises (qi gong) and diet/lifestyle advice may be used in treatment.

Conditions Treated

The following is the World Health Organization’s (WHO) list of diseases, symptoms and conditions for which acupuncture & herbs have been proven effective:

  • Gastrointestinal
  • Biliary colic
  • Cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Dysentery, acute bacillary
  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Obesity
  • Ulcerative colitis, chronic
  • Musculoskeletal/ Neurological:
  • Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)
  • Cancer pain
  • Eye pain due to subconjunctival injection
  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
  • Headache
  • Knee pain
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
  • Periarthritis of shoulder
  • Postoperative pain
  • Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprain
  • Spine pain, acute
  • Stiff neck
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
  • Tennis elbow
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Neuralgia, post-herpetic
  • Neurodermatitis
  • Facial spasm
  • Gynecological:
  • Dysmenorrhoea, primary
  • Female infertility
  • Hypo-ovarianism
  • Induction of labour
  • Labour pain
  • Lactation, deficiency
  • Malposition of fetus, correction of
  • Morning sickness
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Auto-immune disorders
  • Fibromyalgia and fasciitis
  • Sjögren syndrome
  • Circulatory:
  • Hypertension, essential
  • Hypotension, primary
  • Hyperlipaemia
  • Stroke
  • Leukopenia
  • Raynaud syndrome, primary
  • Substance Dependence:
  • Alcohol dependence and detoxification
  • Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence
  • Tobacco dependence
  • Ear, Nose, Throat, and Respiratory:
  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Earache
  • Epistaxis, simple (without generalized or local disease)
  • Ménière disease
  • Sore throat (including tonsillitis)
  • Whooping cough (pertussis)
  • Emotional:
  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
  • Stress
  • Urogenital:
  • Female urethral syndrome
  • Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic
  • Prostatitis, chronic
  • Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection
  • Renal colic
  • Retention of urine, traumatic
  • Urolithiasis (Kidney Stones)
  • Others:
  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
  • Schizophrenia
  • Acne vulgaris
  • Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent
  • Gouty arthritis
  • Hepatitis B virus carrier status
  • Herpes zoster (human (alpha) herpesvirus 3)
  • Insomnia
  • Postoperative convalescence