Acupuncture can be helpful in promoting good health and in treating patients with a broad range of health problems. Acupuncture is often used alone or in combination with other complementary or conventional medicine treatments. Dr. Zhou also offers Chinese herbal medicine and Tui-Na massage in conjunction with acupuncture for maximal results.
If you are not sure whether acupuncture is an appropriate treatment for your condition, first schedule an integrative medicine consultation with Dr. Zhou, where he can go over your condition and help you figure out which treatments may be most beneficial for your needs.
Acupuncture can be used to treat many conditions and health problems. A few of them include:
Chronic Pain — Acupuncture may help alleviate muscle, bone and nerve pain, including pain from chronic conditions such as spinal stenosis, disc herniation, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, sciatica, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, spondylolisthesis and ankylosing spondylitis.
Drug Addiction & Detoxification — Acupuncture can be very effective in reducing craving and withdrawal symptoms during the process of quitting an addictive behavior. In the past, Dr. Zhou has lended his expertise to Miami-Dade County's Substance Abuse Treatment Program to help hundreds of individuals overcome drug/alcohol addictions.
Headache — Acupuncture can help reduce the severity and frequency of chronic headaches, including tension headaches and migraines.
Bell's Palsy — Acupuncture has been used in China for over a thousand years to assist in Bell’s Palsy recovery. Acupuncture is very effective in restoring full facial functionality and accelerating recovery times. Recent clinical trials have supported these findings.
Women's Reproductive Health Issues — Acupuncture can be used to enhance fertility, relieve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and minimize bothersome symptoms of menopause, including mood changes, hot flashes and insomnia.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome — Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disorder that causes debilitating fatigue, including exhaustion and reduced stamina, neurological problems, and a variety of flu-like symptoms. Chinese medicine considers symptoms of fatigue and exhaustion as originating from weakened organs. Acupuncture may help to revive and stimulate the affected organs from their depleted states.
Fibromyalgia — Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder characterized by fatigue and widespread pain in the fibrous tissues of the muscles, ligaments and tendons. Acupuncture may help relieve the pain associated with this condition.
Asthma — Research over the past decade has shown that acupuncture can be very effective in alleviating the symptoms of respiratory diseases, including asthma. It may also reduce the frequency and intensity of asthma attacks.
Sports Injuries — Acupuncture can be used to treat various sports and repetitive stress injuries.
Gastrointestinal Disorders — Acupuncture may be helpful in relieving some of the discomfort caused by gastrointestinal disorders, including chronic liver disease, irritable bowel syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and inflammatory bowel disease.
Cancer Treatment Side Effects — Acupuncture can help alleviate the nausea and malaise associated with chemotherapy, improve the immune response, relieve pain and raise energy levels.