Oriental Medicine is used not only for pain management, but also as a comprehensive system of health care and health maintenance.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have cited many conditions that respond favorably to acupuncture, including:

High Blood Pressure
Immune System Deficiency
Arthritis/Joint Problems
Back Pain
Bladder/Kidney Problems
Childhood Illnesses
Drug Addiction/Smoking
Frozen Shoulder
Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gynecological Disorders
Heart Problems/Palipitations
Knee Pain
Menopausal Discomfort
Neck Pain/Stiffness
PreMenstrual Syndrome
Sexual Dysfunction
Shoulder Pain
Skin Problems
Vision Problems

This is just a sample of commonly treated conditions. Of course, there are many more. However, like any form of medicine, Oriental Medicine is not based on "one treatment miracles." Martin recommends an initial three to five treatments to determine if it will be effective.

Athletes use Oriental Medicine to achieve optimal performance levels.

Cancer patients are treated for side effects of chemotherapy to enhance quality of life.

Detoxification treatments have been proven to help those with chemical and/or substance dependency problems.


Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology are safe medical procedures and are well known for their efficacy and lack of side effects when administered by a qualified practitioner. Practitioners use pre-sterilized, disposable needles while administering an acupuncture treatment, as required by Arkansas law.

Certification, Licensing, Registration

The NCCAOM (National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) has established standards to practice acupuncture and herbs safely and effectively. Many states, like Arkansas, use the NCCAOM’s examination in acupuncture and herbal medicine to meet licensing/registration requirements. To qualify for the NCCAOM examinees must first complete a 4 year program from an accredited school (2500 or more hours). The Arkansas State Board of Acupuncture Related Techniques (ASBART) requires attendance at an accredited school plus passage of both NCCAOM tests. Applicants then become Licensed Acupuncturists (L.Ac.).

Be sure to check the qualifications of your practitioner. Though some have experience with acupuncture, Arkansas allows chiropractors and doctors to practice it with as little as 100 hours of training.

Insurance Coverage

Some insurance companies in Arkansas currently cover acupuncture treatments. Because each insurance company and individual plan is different, check with your carrier to determine your coverage. Evergreen Acupuncture does not bill insurance companies, but will provide patients with the proper forms for reimbursement.