Is it for you?
Oriental Medicine is used not only for pain management, but also as a complete system of health care and health maintenance. For example, athletes use Oriental Medicine to achieve optimum performance levels. Cancer patients are treated for the side effects of chemotherapy to enhance their quality of life. Detoxification treatments have been proven to help those with chemical and/or substance dependency problems. Many people use acupuncture simply for stress or seasonal balance of their energy. The National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have cited many conditions that respond
favorably to acupuncture, including:

Allergies/Asthma
High Blood Pressure
Anxiety/Depression
Immune System Deficiency
Arthritis/Joint Problems
Back Pain
Bladder/Kidney Problems
Childhood Illnesses
Conjunctivitis
Constipation/Diarrhea
Colds/Flu
Cough/Bronchitis
Dizziness
Drug Addiction/Smoking
Fatigue
Frozen Shoulder
Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gynecological Disorders
Headache/Migraine
Heart Problems/Palipitations
Infertility
Knee Pain
Menopausal Discomfort
Neck Pain/Stiffness
PreMenstrual Syndrome
Paralysis/Numbness
Rhinitis
Sciatica
Sexual Dysfunction
Shoulder Pain
Sinusitis
Skin Problems
Stress/Tension
Tendonitis
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 treatement miracles." Martin recommends an initial three to five treatments to determine if it will be effective.