Low back pain, knee pain, sprains, stiff neck, headaches...Treating pain is the reason most people seek acupuncture treatment. Opioid overuse is also one reason Western doctors are referring patients to acupuncture for the treatment of pain.
War, natural disasters, or even witnessing a traumatic event can have severe consequences to one's ability to handle stress. Recent events in Houston, the Bahamas, and Florida can trigger Post-Traumatic stress symptoms. Acupuncturists Without Borders is an organization specializing in mobile PTSD treatments as disaster relief. http://www.acuwithoutborders.org/
The Anxiety Disorders Association of America states that anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders, and affects 40 million adults, only about 1/3 of which seek treatment. Acupuncture can be part of that treatment.
If you are a smoker then you know how hard it is to quit this habit. Smokers present a special challenge to me because WILL power is not mine to change. But together we can work toward smoking cessation and a heart-healthy life.
Acupuncture is one of the most common therapies for insomnia in China. Most people who have experienced acupuncture can attest to it's relaxing effect even when the needles have been inserted (and after removal as well).
NIH issued a consensus statement in 1997 supporting the expansion of acupuncture into conventional medicine.