Acupuncture of Powell

Conditions Treated

What does acupuncture effectively treat? 

Helpful information links:

National Institute of Health (NIH) 

World Health Organization (WHO)

Acupuncture effectively treats many health conditions.  In addition to these conditions I’ve listed below, you may click either of the above links to learn more.  More than half of my practice is treatment of pain: neck pain, back pain, hip pain, shoulder and elbow pain, wrist and ankle pain, knee pain, hand and foot pain, herniated disc pain, arthritis pain, sciatica (or sciatic pain), carpal tunne, migraine headaches and more. Give me call if you aren't sure.

   I also treat anxiety, insomnia, headaches, migraines, sinus problems,  Ramasy Hunt, Bell's Palsy, carpal tunnel, peripheral neuropathies, golfer or tennis elbow, common cold symptoms, IBS, Crohn's disease, chronic diarrhea and constipation, post-herpetic neuralgia, shingles, ADHD, concentration enhancement, essential tremors, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, PTSD, MVA or auto accident injuries, women's issues such as problems with enough lactation, irregular or painful menses, PMS, and peri-menopause symptoms.  Using an established protocol, I treat Opioid Dependence as well as addictions to cigarettes, alcohol dependence, and weight loss help.  I treat those undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation to relieve the nausea, fatigue and Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy(CIPN). Also, monthly or quarterly wellness treatments for many athletes and non-athletes who want to improve their immune system strength.  You may contact me to discuss whether or not acupuncture is appropriate for your health concerns.

How many treatments do I need?

Acupuncture works cumulatively. We become ill over time, so it is unrealistic to imagine that we can undo illness or chronic pain in one or two treatments. Acupuncture works in series of treatments, it is untying the knot that has been tied over weeks and months of dis-ease. You can never have acupuncture sessions too close together, but you can have treatments too far apart. Your symptoms should slowly improve. To accomplish this, you may need to be seen twice a week for severe pain and then when improvement begins to hold, once a week and so on. When you are restored to optimal health, you will come in for maintenance treatments either monthly or quarterly, or if you re-injure or have an acute exacerbation of symptoms.  This is an example.  We will talk about your expectations and treatment plan at your Initial Office Visi.  Simply whichever is best for you as an individual. Many patients in my practice come at regular intervals for the wellness benefits of regular acupuncture. 


Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used forms of medicine in the world. Originating in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture is currently one of the most thoroughly researched, practiced, and respected forms of complementary medicine available anywhere.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, your overall health is determined by the quality of the Qi (vital air, blood, and body fluids) flow through the natural pathways of your body (meridians). Acupuncture uses a variety of techniques, including placing very thin sterile needles into specific points on the body, to stimulate and improve your Qi flow. The many benefits of acupuncture include:

  • Pain reduction
  • Stress and tension relief
  • Increased energy levels
  • Stronger digestion
  • Relief from bad habits and addictions
  • Greater sense of overall health and well-being
  • Relief from hot flashes and other menopause symptoms