Biomedical acupuncture is a safe and effective method for the treatment of pain and to help alleviate disorders of the respiratory, gastrointestinal, or autonomic systems, as well as the treatment of musculoskeletal and psycho-emotional conditions. Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine's therapeutic efficacy have been reported and measured in clinical studies and research from around the world.
What is Functional Medicine? Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
The World Health Organization recognizes Acupuncture for the treatment of:
• Digestive disorders: Spastic colon, constipation, diarrhea and gastritis
• Respiratory disorders: sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma and recurrent chest infections
• Neurological and muscular disorders: headaches, facial tics, neck pain, rib neuritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, tendonitis, low back pain, sciatica and osteoarthritis.
• Urinary, Menstrual and reproductive problems