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Because acupuncture treats your body as a whole, it has the potential to help with issues in many different body systems and regions. If you are wondering if acupuncture can help your condition, please feel free to call or email. We are happy to provide a complimentary phone consult to discuss your conditions and answer your specific conditions. Below are a few of the issues that we treat regularly at Finger Lakes Acupuncture & Gongfu.


Acupuncture treats many different kinds of pain, such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder or hip pain, digestive pain, menstrual pain, headaches, sciatica, and more. We often combine acupuncture with Tuina (Chinese Osteopathic Massage) for lasting relief.

Digestive Issues

Chinese medicine works well for digestive problems like indigestion, gas, bloating, irregular bowels, food sensitivities, and acid reflux. People with digestive issues can often benefit from understanding their body's constitution and learning how to strengthen their body's ability to digest food - we can coach you through this process.

Women's Reproductive Health

Acupuncture and herbs are an effective strategy for treating many issues related to women's reproductive cycles. We treat issues like irregular menstruation, PMS, menopausal symptoms, infertility, and others. Sometimes cycle issues can be related to other aspects of life, such as emotional and digestive balance - Chinese medicine offers comprehensive treatment for overall wellness.


Our lineage of Chinese medicine is uniquely suited to treating and rehabilitating injuries of many sorts. The combination of skilled manual medicine, targeted acupuncture, and whole-body re-alignment provides a complete approach to healing, whether it is recent or chronic, pre- or post-surgery.

Stress-Related Conditions

Stress, anxiety, and insomnia can be caused by a range of internal imbalances according to Chinese medicine. We get to the root of the problem to help you manage the stresses of daily life, move past emotional trauma, and get a better night's sleep.

Immune Support

Acupuncture is very effective in strengthening the immune system's defenses against seasonal & food allergies, colds, flus, and autoimmune flare-ups. We focus on nourishing the body's terrain, so that your defenses are equipped to deal with immune system triggers.

Quoted from The World Health Organization:


In the hands of a well-trained practitioner, acupuncture has much broader applications beyond pain relief. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of common illnesses including:

  • Upper Respiratory System

    • Acute sinusitis

    • Acute rhinitis

    • Common Cold and Flu

    • Acute tonsillitis

  • Respiratory System

    • Acute bronchitis

    • Bronchial asthma (Most effective in children and uncomplicated conditions.)

  • Eye Disorders

    • Acute conjunctivitis

    • Central Retinitis Myopia (in children)

    • Cataracts (without complications)

  • Mouth Disorders

    • Toothache

    • Post Extraction Pain

    • Gingivitis

    • Acute and Chronic Pharyngitis

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders

    • Spasms of esophagus

    • Hiccough

    • Gastroptosis

    • Acute and Chronic Gastritis

    • Gastric Hyperacidity

    • Chronic Duodenal Ulcer (pain relief)

    • Acute Duodenal Ulcer (without complications)

    • Acute and Chronic Colitis

    • Acute Bacillary Dysentery

    • Constipation

    • Diarrhea

    • Paralytic Ileus

  • Neurologic and Musculoskeletal Disorders

    • Headache and Migraine

    • Trigeminal Neuralgias

    • Facial Palsy (early stage, i.e., within 3-6 months)

    • Pareses Following a Stroke

    • Peripheral Neuropathies

    • Sequelae of Poliomyelitis (early stage, i.e., within 6 months)

    • Meniere’s Disease

    • Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction

    • Nocturnal Enuresis (bedwetting)

    • Intercostal Neuralgia

    • Cervicobrachial Syndrome

    • Frozen Shoulder

    • Sciatica

    • Low Back Pain

    • Osteoarthritis

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    • Back and Knee Pain

    • Fibromyalgia

    • Chronic Fatigue

    • Sports Injuries and Pains

  • Reproductive & Gynecological Conditions

    • Premenstrual Syndrome

    • Dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps)

    • Spotting and Excessive Bleeding

    • Amenorrhea (Loss of Menstrual Period)

    • Impotence

    • Infertility

    • Incontinence

    • Prostatis

  • Mental Emotional Problems

    • Stress

    • Anxiety

    • Depression

    • Insomnia

The World Health Organization Interregional Seminar compiled the above list of illnesses that may benefit from acupuncture treatment. The list is only a partial list and is based on clinical experience and not necessarily on controlled clinical research. The inclusion of specific diseases are not meant to indicate the extent of acupuncture’s efficacy in treatment, since all conditions may vary in severity and response.

Sources: 1. NIH, Acupuncture, Nov. 3–5, 1997, Vol. 15, No. 52. World Health Organization. Viewpoint on Acupuncture. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 1979.

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