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Conditions Treated with Acupuncture

Acupuncture can successfully treat the following diseases and disorders, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Addictive Behaviors
Autoimmune Disease
Blood Disorders
Cardiovascular
Dermatological Conditions
Effects of Cancer Tx
Eye/Ear/Nose Disorders
Gastrointestinal
Genital-Urinary
Immune System

Muscular
Neurological
Pain/Musculoskeletal
Pediatrics
Psycho-Emotional
Preventative Healthcare
Reproductive/Gynecological
Respiratory
Rheumatological
Other



Addictive Behaviors

  • Alcohol dependence and detoxification
  • Opium, cocaine, and heroin dependence
  • Pharmaceutical dependence
  • Tobacco dependence


Autommune Disease

  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Ecxema
  • Endometriosis
  • Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lichen Sclerosus
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Psoriasis
  • Raynaud Phenomenon
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Ulcerative Colitis


Blood Disorders

  • Hyperlipidemia (elevation of lipids in the bloodstream – including cholesterol)
  • Leukopenia (decrease in the number of white blood cells)
  • Raynaud's Syndrome and Raynaud's Disease (can cause severely restricted blood flow to the fingers and toes)
  • Vascular dementia (dementia which develops when blood flow to parts of the brain is impaired)


Cardiovascular

  • Panic Disorder/Cardiac Neurosis
  • Coronary heart disease (Angina Pectoris)
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Circulatory Issues


Dermatological Conditions

  • Facial pigmentation (Chloasma)
  • Dermatitis
  • Diaper rash
  • Eczema
  • Pruritis/Itching
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Yeast infections


Effects of Cancer Treatment

  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
  • Cancer pain
  • Cancer related symptoms (nausea, fatigue, depression…)
  • Immune system dysfunction
  • Leukopenia

 


Eye/Ear/Nose Disorders

  • Allergies
  • Choroidopathy, central serous (disease that causes fluid to build up under the retina)
  • Color blindness
  • Dizziness
  • Earache/Ear infection
  • Macular degeneration
  • Eye pain due to subconjunctival injection
  • Ménière's Disease
  • Night blindness
  • Nosebleeds
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren Syndrome (causes arthritis, dry mouth, lips and eyes, leading to eye pain)
  • Snoring
  • Vertigo

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Gastrointestinal

  • Abdominal pain
  • Acid reflux
  • Belching
  • Biliary colic (related to gallstones)
  • Bloating
  • Candida
  • Gallstones (Cholecystitis)
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chrohn's Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dysentery, acute bacillary
  • Elevated liver enzymes
  • Enlarged liver
  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
  • Esophageal spasms
  • Flatulence/Gas
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gouty Arthritis (Gastrokinetic disturbance)
  • Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hiccough
  • High cholesterol
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Indigestion
  • Irritable Colon Syndrome
  • Jaundice
  • Leaky Gut Syndrome
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Obesity
  • Parasites
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Ulcers

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Genital - Urinary

  • Chlamydia
  • Dysmenorrhoea (painful menstrual cramps)
  • Epididymitis/Orchitis (inflamed testicles)
  • Female infertility
  • Female Urethral Syndrome
  • Gonorrhea
  • Herpes
  • HPV (Genital Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hypo-ovarianism
  • Incontinence
  • Intersticial cystitis
  • Male sexual dysfunction/Impotence
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Prostitis (inflammation of the prostate gland)
  • Kidney stones/Renal colic
  • Retention of urine
  • Urolithiasis (process of stone formation in kidneys or bladder)
  • Urinary-tract infection
  • Yeast infection

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Immune System

  • Allergies/SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis/Pneumonia
  • Candida
  • Common cold/Flu
  • Ear infections
  • Encephalitis
  • Epstein Barr
  • Fever
  • Hepatitis
  • Herpes
  • Immune deficiency
  • MRSA (staph infection)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parasites
  • Shingles
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore throat
  • Vaccination reactions
  • Viral/Bacterial infections

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Liver Disorders

  • Hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Liver detoxification
  • Liver cysts
  • High cholesterol
  • Jaundice
  • Swollen liver
  • Elevated liver enzyme

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Muscular

  • Facial spasm
  • Headache
  • Neck pain
  • Sprain
  • Stiff neck
  • TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction)
  • Tennis elbow

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Neurological

  • Bell's palsy
  • Coma
  • Convulsions in infants
  • Craniocerebral injury
  • Deafness
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuralgia
  • Neurodermatitis
  • Neuropathic bladder in spinal cord injury
  • Paralysis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Raynaud's Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Shingles
  • Stroke
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

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Pain/Musculoskeletal

  • Abdominal pain
  • Auto accident injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dental pain
  • DJD (Degenerative Joint Disease)
  • Earache
  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Knee pain
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Pain due to endoscopic examination
  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
  • Pain in thromboangitis obliterans (inflammation of the blood vessels of hands and feet)
  • Postextubation in children
  • Postoperative convalescence
  • Postoperative pain
  • Radicular and Pseudoradicular Pain Syndrome 
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (chronic pain)
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder pain
  • Spine pain, acute
  • Stiff neck
  • Tennis elbow
  • TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction)
  • Wrist pain

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Pediatrics

  • ADD, ADHD (Attention-Deficit Disorder,  Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Auto-immune disease
  • Bedwetting
  • Canker sores
  • Chicken pox
  • Colic
  • Constipation
  • Convulsions
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Ear infections
  • Eczema
  • Encephalitis
  • Failure to thrive
  • Fever
  • Insomnia
  • Jaundice
  • Night terrors
  • Pneumonia
  • Thrush
  • Thyroid
  • Tonsillitis 

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Psycho-Emotional

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Epidemic hemorrhagic fever
  • Grief
  • Hypophrenia (mental retardation)
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings
  • Nightmares/Night terrors
  • Panic attacks
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sialism, drug-induced (excessive secretion of saliva)

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Preventative Healthcare

  • Anti-aging
  • Diet and lifestyle counseling
  • General health maintenance
  • Non-surgical face lifts
  • Nutritional counseling

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Reproductive/Gynecological

  • Amenorrhea (absence of menstrual periods)
  • Cervical dysplasia
  • Childbirth and recovery
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful menstrual periods)
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Fibroids
  • Hot flashes
  • Infertility
  • Lactation deficiency
  • Malposition of fetus
  • Mastitis
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Morning sickness
  • Ovarian cysts
  • PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (Stein–Leventhal Syndrome)
  • Pregnancy symptoms
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal dryness

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Respiratory

  • Allergic rhinitis, including hay fever (inflammation of the nasal passages)
  • Asthma
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Heart Disease
  • Small airway obstruction
  • Sore throat (including tonsillitis)
  • Whooping cough (pertussis)

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Rheumatological

  • Gouty arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

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Other

  • Adrenal exhaustion
  • Anemia
  • Chemical sensitivities
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Competition Stress Syndrome
  • Dental cavities
  • Dizziness
  • Easy bruising
  • Facial Palsy/Tics
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gum problems
  • Hair loss
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Lymph swelling
  • Memory problems
  • Mercury toxicity
  • Metabolism issues
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Osteopenia/Osteoporosis
  • Post-stroke Syndrome
  • Stress
  • Thyroid irregularities
  • Vertigo
  • Weight loss



Holly Johantgen-Brown, LAc, DOM, AP

36 School Street
Bath, ME 04530
207-443-2635

or

26 Bath Road
Brunswick, ME 04011
207-725-4222

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