Janis Krause Acupuncture

F.A.Q

Answering your questions on acupuncture

Question: What problems can be treated by acupuncture?

The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture’s effectiveness for over 40 disorders. These include, but are not limited to:

Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders

tooth aches
ear aches
sinusitis
rhinitis
laryngitis
allergies

Respiratory Disorders

colds and flus
bronchitis
asthma
emphysema

Gastrointestinal Disorders

food allergies
nausea
indigestion
acid reflux
diarrhea
constipation
ulcers
colitis

Circulatory Disorders

hypertension
high cholesterol
arteriosclerosis
angina pectoris

Urogenital Disorders

cystitis
incontinence
prostatitis
prostatic hypertrophy
urinary tract infections
sexual dysfunction
low libido

Gynecological Disorders

menstrual irregularities
painful menstruation
endometriosis
PMS
infertility
menopausal syndrome

Musculoskeletal Disorders

tennis elbow
frozen shoulder
TMJ
sciatica
back pain
arthritis
carpal tunnel syndrome
fibromyalgia

Neurological and Psycho emotional Disorders

depression
anxiety
insomnia
headaches
migraines
trigeminal neuralgia
intercostal neuralgia
post
stroke paralysis
dizziness
tinnitus

Addictions

alcohol
smoking
drugs

In addition, acupuncture has been used throughout Asia, Canada and the United States to treat hundreds of other problems.

Benefits of acupuncture may include:

Pain relief
Relaxation 
Immune enhancement
Anti-inflammatory response
Anti-allergic response
Psychological response
Decrease in muscle recovery time
Homeostasis or regulatory effect

 

Are there any complications of acupuncture?

Complications may include, but are not limited to:

Pain - discomfort is usually minimal
Bleeding - bleeding may occur occasionally upon the removal of the needle, and is generally limited to 1 or 2 drops
Fainting - fainting or lightheadedness may occur before, during, or after the treatment; be sure to report these symptoms to your acupuncturist immediately
Infection - the risk of infection is very rare, as only sterile, disposable needles of high quality surgical steel are used and the area to be treated is swabbed before insertion of the needle
Pregnancy - treatment is not recommended in the first and third trimester, be sure to inform your acupuncturist if you think you are pregnant
Bruising - apply ice to the affected area after your appointment
Rest and relaxation after your appointment is highly recommended.
Drink lots of water after your acupuncture appointment and avoid strenuous exercise, caffeine and alcohol.