The Chinese Medicine method of diagnosis is based on a holistic approach to the patient. Thus, a patient may complain of a specific symptom, for example, a headache; however, the practitioner, after asking questions related to all the major body systems will arrive at a diagnosis, or a 'pattern of disharmony'. The treatment will be aimed at correcting this disharmony and bringing the patient back to balance. Consequently, acupuncture is effective at relieving a wide variety of symptoms as well underlying causes relating to different diseases.
The following is a list of disorders that lend themselves to treatment by acupuncture. Click on each disease category for a list of disorders. The inclusion of herbal remedies in a scope of practice may broaden the range of disorders that may be successfully treated.