What kind of conditions can acupuncture treat?

The use of acupuncture has been shown to effectively treat many types of conditions. In 2003 the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a report called “Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials.” Below you will see a list of the conditions mentioned in that report.

Psychological Conditions

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Somatization disorder
  • Hypersomnia
  • Insomnia

Neurological Conditions

  • Headache and migraine
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Facial palsy (early stage, within three to six months)
  • Paresis following stroke
  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Nocturnal enuresis
  • Cervicobrachial syndrome
  • Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Disc problems

Musculo-skeletal Conditions

  • Muscle pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness
  • Localized traumatic injuries, sprains, strains, tendinitis, contractures
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Work and sports related injuries
  • Low back and/or neck strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • “Frozen shoulder”, “tennis elbow”
  • Sciatica

Respiratory System Conditions

  • Acute or chronic sinusitis
  • Acute or chronic rhinitis
  • Common cold and allergies
  • Acute tonsillitis
  • Acute bronchitis
  • Bronchial asthma

Conditions of the Eye, Ear, Nose & Mouth

  • Acute conjunctivitis
  • Central retinitis
  • Myopia (in children)
  • Cataract (without complications)
  • Toothaches, post extraction pain
  • Gingivitis
  • Acute and chronic pharyngitis

Gastrointestinal Conditions

  • Spasms of esophagus
  • Irritable bowel and colitis
  • Gastroptosis
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Acid reflux
  • Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
  • Acute duodenal ulcer (without complication)
  • Acute and chronic colitis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Acute bacillary dysentery
  • Paralytic ileus

Gynecological Conditions

  • Infertility
  • PMS
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Menopause syndrome
  • Benign irregular menstruation
  • Benign amenorrhea

Cardiovascular Conditions

  • Essential hypertension

Other Conditions

  • Withdrawal from street and pharmacological drugs
  • Appetite suppression

 

How many treatments are needed?

The number of treatments needed to alleviate a disorder varies depending on the type of illness and the individual. Generally, acute diseases can be treated successfully within a few treatments. Chronic problems which have taken years to develop will not be “cured” overnight. Change over time will reflect the gradual restoration of the body’s strength and vitality.

Does acupuncture hurt?

An acupuncture treatment should be a painless and relaxing experience.  Our acupuncturists specialize in Japanese “Hari” acupuncture, a style known to be the most gentle and pain-free of all types of acupuncture.  The needles are hair-thin and are superficially inserted.  Unlike more commonly employed styles of acupuncture, the sensations experienced during a Japanese acupuncture treatment are extremely subtle and most clients simply feel a deep sense of relaxation.

Can acupuncture needles spread disease?

No. Our acupuncturists use sterile disposable needles. These needles are used once. They are used to stimulate one point on the body and then are properly disposed. All other equipment used in our clinic is sterilized according to Environmental Protection Agency standards to protect against the transmission of infectious diseases.

Are your practitioners qualified to treat me?

Wyatt and Melissa Krajeski are Licensed Acupuncturists by the State of Utah and each have more than 12 years of clinical experience.  Furthermore, each practitioner holds a Master’s degree, has completed over 3,000 hours of postgraduate training in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and is board certified by the National Certification Commission in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).  You can rest assured knowing that you are being cared for by a well-trained, experienced professional when you are treated at Longevity Acupuncture Clinic.

What is the clinic cancellation policy?

We realize that sometimes you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment.  Treatments cancelled less than 24-hours in advance will incur a cancellation fee of the treatment price. We understand that emergencies arise and weather prevents travel, but you must call prior to missing your appointment to avoid a cancellation fee.  Please note that scheduling an appointment is your acceptance of this policy.

What are the clinic hours?

Our hours are by appointment, Monday – Friday from 9am – 6pm.  You may schedule your appointments online, by email, or by phone. Additionally, each of our practitioners can be reached directly to answer any questions you may have about how acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can benefit your specific complaint.

Do you accept insurance?

Licensed Acupuncturists in Utah do not bill insurance companies directly.   However, we can provide you an invoice and the necessary diagnosis and treatment codes to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please ask your insurance company for information on specifics regarding your coverage.