Facial Acupuncture

Commonly Treated Conditions by Acupuncture and Moxibustion

Acupuncture has been most commonly known as an effective treatment for various pain conditions including back pain, headache, and sports injuries. However, acupuncture provides more than pain relief, especially when combined with moxibustion and when the therapy is conducted by well trained experienced acupuncturists.*  Acupuncture and Moxibustion can be helpful in treating certain types of anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems, hormonal imbalances, urinary dysfunctions, weight control, gynecological conditions, infertility and much more.

(for some conditions, it is recommended to combine the treatment with other Kampo techniques or CAM modalities such as Chinese herbal medicine).

Pain Conditions

  • Headache and migraines
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder tendonitis
  • Lower back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Sciatica
  • Groin injury
  • Nerve pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Tennis/Golfer’s elbow
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle spasms
  • Leg cramps
  • Joint stiffness
  • Dance injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Occupational injuries (repetitive strains)

Emotional disorders and stress related conditions

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Stress and anger management

Cardiovascular Problems

  • High blood pressure
  • Circulation problems
  • High cholesterol

Digestive Problems

  • Acid reflux (GERD)
  • Functional dyspepsia (Indigestion, gastritis)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s and Colitis

Urinary Problems

Female Health

  • Menstrual problems
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Endometriosis
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Absence of periods (amenorrhea)
  • Painful periods (dysmenorrhea)
  • Vulvodynia, vestibulitis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Heavy or scanty menstruation
  • Recurrent candidiasis (yeast infection)


  • Inadequate growth of uterine lining (thin lining)
  • Luteal phase defect
  • Female hormone imbalance (FSH, E2, LH, Prolactin, Progesterone etc.)
  • Unexplained infertility
  • Male factor infertility (low sperm counts, motility, high DNA fragmentation etc.)

Other Conditions

  • Autoimmune conditions (Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus etc.)
  • Symptoms related to hormone dysfunction (hyper or hypothyroids etc.)
  • Allergies
  • Skin Problems (eczema, acne etc.)
  • Sinus Congestion
  • Fatigue and low energy
  • Immune enhancement
  • Facial paralysis (Bell’s palsy)
  • Management of cancer related symptoms
  • Post surgical rehabilitation
  • Weight control
  • Smoking cessation

* Some acupuncture training is limited for treatment of specific issues (i.e. pain management acupuncture or acu-detox therapy etc.). Thus some acupuncturists have a very narrow scope of practice. When you search for an acupuncturist, it is important that you inquire about the acupuncturist’s training background and experience treating your particular health issues.

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