Zoe Cohen L.Ac.
Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine

Conditions Treated with Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine's applications are virtually limitless because it is a comprehensive medical system that addresses the root, underlying cause of disease or dysfunction. As a result, many people use it not only to address an illness or chronic condition, but also as a purely preventive therapy. 

Chinese Medicine is very compatible with other forms of health care. In fact, it is often successfully combined with many other therapies, including chiropractic, massage, physical therapy, psychotherapy and conventional Western medicine.
Following are the most common conditions for which acupuncture has been shown to be effective.


Musculoskeletal/Neurological
Arthritis ♦ Back and neck pain ♦ Sciatica ♦ Joint pain  Headache and migraine ♦ Sprains and strains
Muscle spasms ♦ Bursitis ♦ Tendonitis ♦ Repetitive stress injury (RSI) ♦ Carpal tunnel syndrome
Fibromyalgia ♦ 
Bell's palsy ♦ Neuralgia ♦ Stroke ♦ Shingles

Gastrointestinal
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) ♦ Spastic colon and colitis ♦ Constipation ♦ Diarrhea ♦ Food allergies
Ulcers ♦ Gastritis ♦ Heartburn/GERD ♦ Abdominal bloating ♦ Hemorrhoids

Emotional/Psychological
Anxiety ♦ Depression ♦ Stress/PTSD ♦ Insomnia

Gynecological and Genitourinary
Sexual dysfunction ♦ Irregular, heavy or painful menstruation ♦ Amenorrhea (absence of menstruation) 
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) ♦ Menopause symptoms ♦ Endometriosis ♦ Uterine fibroids and polyps
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) ♦ Vaginal yeast infection ♦ Bladder infection ♦ Urinary incontinence

Reproductive
Infertility (male and female) ♦ IVF support ♦ Recurrent miscarriage
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) 


Pregnancy and Postpartum
Pregnancy complications and symptoms ♦ Low milk supply ♦ Mastitis
Prenatal and postpartum depression

Respiratory
Asthma ♦ Emphysema ♦ Bronchitis ♦ Colds and flu ♦ Shortness of breath


Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
Allergies ♦ Amblyopia ("lazy eye") in children ♦ Sinusitis ♦ Sore throat ♦ Earache ♦ Dizziness
Hearing loss ♦ Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)

Circulatory
High blood pressure ♦ Heart palpitations ♦ High cholesterol ♦ Anemia

Endocrine
Diabetes ♦ Thyroid disorders ♦ Adrenal fatigue


Immune 
Lupus ♦ Multiple sclerosis ♦ HIV/AIDS

Dermatological
Eczema ♦ Psoriasis ♦ Acne ♦ Dermatitis


Addictions/Dependencies
Smoking, alcohol and drug cessation ♦ Sugar cravings
Weight control (overeating and food cravings)

Miscellaneous
Candida ("yeast") ♦ Chronic fatigue syndrome ♦ Hepatitis ♦ Chemotherapy/radiation side effects