Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. Medical acupuncture, performed by a trained doctor, is "a system which can influence three areas of healthcare: promotion of health and well-being, prevention of illness, and treatment of various medical conditions."


  • Encourages the body to promote natural healing and improved functioning
  • When performed by a trained doctor, medical acupuncture is a system which can influence three aspects of healthcare: the promotion of health and well-being, the prevention of illness, and the treatment of various medical conditions

Acupuncture is recommended for the following conditions by W.H.O.:

Respiratory Diseases
Acute sinusitis Acute rhinitis
Common cold Acute tonsillitis

Bronchopulmonary Diseases
Acute bronchitis Bronchial asthma

Eye Disorders
Acute conjunctivitis Cataract (without complications)
Central retinitis Myopia

Disorders of the Mouth Cavity
Toothache Pain after tooth extraction
Pharyngitis Gingivitis

Orthopedic Disorders
Periarthritis humeroscapularis Tennis elbow
Sciatica Rheumatoid arthritis
Low back pain

Gastrointestinal Disorders
Spasm of the esophagus and cardia Hiccups
Acute and chronic gastritis Gastric hyperacidity
Acute and chronic colitis Acute bacterial dysentery
Diarrhea Paralytic ileus
Constipation Chronic duodenal ulcer

Neurologic Disorders
Headache Migraine
Facial paralysis Paralysis after apoplectic fit
Paralysis caused by poliomyelitis Meniere's syndrome
Nocturnal enuresis Intercostal neuralgia
Neurogenic bladder dysfunction Peripheral neuropathy
Trigeminal neuralgia

Acupuncture Evaluation:

  • Treating the whole person begins with careful evaluation of all aspects of a patient’s life
  • During an acupuncture evaluation at choosing joy, inc., the doctor may discuss the following with you:
    • The history of the injury that led to your pain and your current complaints
    • Past medical history, to include: illnesses, surgeries, hospitalizations, and prior treatment
    • Family history, social history, and relationships
    • Present medications and/or supplements you may be taking
    • Allergies, nutrition/dietary habits
    • Movement, exercise and rest
    • Physical environment
    • Occupational history
    • Spirituality, mind-body connection, stress management and health goals
    • A review of any systemic issues you may be experiencing
  • Any health concerns you may have should be discussed at this evaluation so that the doctor can formulate a complete treatment recommendation that is specific to your needs

For more information regarding acupuncture, please visit the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture.