Acup14392-630x945_edited-1There are other place to go for sure out there, but none will provide you with better medical acupuncture in the Washington D.C. are than us here at Advanced Integrative Rehabilitation. Before deciding on us, let us take a look at what medical acupuncture is.

Medical acupuncture is the term used to describe acupuncture performed by a doctor trained and licensed in Western medicine who also has specialty training in acupuncture. Such a doctor can use acupuncture as a single approach to illness, use traditional medical treatment, or they can use a combination of both to treat illness.

More and more these days, acupuncture is being used in partnership with more Western medical treatment, such as to control pain after surgery or the curb nausea and vomiting after chemotherapy. Conveniently, specially trained physicians can perform this service for patients.

Medical acupuncture can be used for promotion of health and wellbeing, prevention of illness and disease, and treatment of various medical conditions. Acupuncture is often associated with pain control, but it can have a much broader application. Acupuncture may be used in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems, including

  • Neurological and muscular disorders: headaches, facial tics, neck pain, rib neuritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, various forms of tendinitis, low back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis.
  • Digestive disorders: gastritis and hyperacidity, spastic colon, constipation, diarrhea.
  • Respiratory disorders: sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma, recurrent chest infections.