More Useful Information
Before we embark on this journey together, it is important for you to know what acupuncture represents and what it takes to become a qualified acupuncturist and practitioner of Oriental Medicine in all its facets. The CCAOM (Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) produced a document entitled: Know Your Acupuncturist, which explains what clients should know concerning acupuncture before they receive treatment. I invite you to read what CCAOM have to say.
The Wyoming Acupuncture Society is the voice of legitimate practitioners in the State of Wyoming. To find a listing of all practitioners in the state and to find out how we are licensed, please visit their site.
If you are new to acupuncture, the FAQ page on the Wyoming Acupuncture Society site has some really good information for you.
Also, you do not have to be an acupuncturist to become a member of WAS. If you would like to become a member of WAS, you can join as a supporting member.
Something else that you might like to know is that WHO (World Health Organization) developed a list of conditions that can be treated using acupuncture. If you are having trouble sleeping, you can download the entire eighty-seven page document from the WHO website...or you could schedule an acupuncture treatment with me to address the insomnia! Alternatively, the British Acupuncture Council extracted a portion of the paper, which you can download here. The BAcC also has a series of fact sheets concerning more than 60 conditions for which acupuncture has been used.
To summarize, acupuncture can be used to treat a number of conditions including:
Circulation: Anemia, arteriosclerosis, hypertension, hypotension
Dermatology: Acne, eczema, psoriasis
Ears, Eyes, Nose, Teeth and Throat: Poor vision, tinnitus, loss of hearing, ear infection, allergic rhinitis, TMJ, toothache, tonsillitis
Gastrointestinal: Acid reflux, colitis, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, nausea & vomiting, peptic ulcer, abdominal pain
Gynecology: Infertility, irregular menstruation, PMS, menopause
Musculo-skeletal: Back pain, sciatica, neck pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, knee pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, muscle strains, fibromyalgia, general pain, sports & training injuries
Neurological: Headache, migraine, Bell's palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, dizziness & vertigo, stroke recovery, post-operative pain
Psycho-social: Anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia, neurosis, PTSD, stress, substance abuse
Respiratory: Allergies, asthma, bronchitis, common cold and flu, rhinitis, sinusitis
Urogenital: Incontinence, sexual dysfunction, UTI's
Lastly, something that might be of use to you is the Pathways Newsletter. I write a newsletter about five or six times a year, and have been writing the newsletter for more than twenty years. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please send me an e mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no cost for the newsletter, nor will there ever be.
"Pathways" is about personal growth and well-being in mind and spirit. It deals with issues of everyday life, often from a perspective that you may not have considered, but, which can have profound effects upon the way we see life's challenges and opportunities. If you read any issue of the "Pathways" newsletter, you will see articles that deal with issues like:
Self-discovery, self-awareness and mindfulness
Synchronicity and synergy
Success and failure
Life purpose and setting goals for achieving our life purpose
plus many other topics of direct application to our well-being, our families and our careers