Acupuncture is a natural and safe treatment used to decrease pain and achieve optimal health.

Research shows acupuncture works by increasing the body’s level of endorphins, which help eliminate pain, decrease stiffness, and make life comfortable again. Stimulation of acupuncture points can provide relief for migraine headaches, sinus congestion, digestive disorders, menstrual problems, and many other conditions. Treatments also help to reduce stress. The World Health Organization has identified more than 40 conditions acupuncture successfully treats. (See Below.)

Acupuncture works to achieve weight loss and end tobacco addiction by controlling inappropriate cravings, releasing endorphins, reducing stress, and supporting proper metabolism.

Acupuncture is a safe, drug-free, effective treatment. The needles are very slender and typically cause no pain.

Dr. Van Wyk is highly qualified and has earned diplomate status with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

The World Health Organization has compiled a list of conditions that acupuncture can effectively treat. This information is taken from “Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials”

1. Diseases, symptoms, or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved through controlled trials to be an effective treatment:

  • Adverse reactions to radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy
  • Allergies (including hay fever)
  • Arthritis of shoulder
  • Biliary colic
  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
  • Dysentery, acute bacillary
  • Dysmenorrhoea, primary
  • Epigastralgia (peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
  • Headache
  • Hypertension, essential
  • Hypotension, primary
  • Induction of labor
  • Knee pain
  • Leukopenia
  • Low back pain
  • Malposition of fetus (breech presentation)
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and tempromandibular dysfunction)
  • Postoperative pai
  • Renal colic
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprain
  • Stroke
  • Tennis elbow

2. Diseases, symptoms, or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Acne
  • Alcohol dependence and detoxification
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Cancer pain
  • Cholecystitis, chronic with acute exacerbation
  • Cholelithiasis (gall bladder problems)
  • Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent
  • Drug Dependence
  • Earache
  • Epistaxis, simple
  • Eye pain
  • Female infertility
  • Facial spasm
  • Female urethral syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gouty arthritis
  • Insomnia
  • Lactation, deficiency
  • Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic
  • Menieres disease
  • Neuralgia, post-herpetic
  • Neurodermatitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein-Leventhal syndrome)
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Prostatitis, chronic
  • Pruritus
  • Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome
  • Raynaud syndrome, primary
  • Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
  • Sjogren syndrome
  • Sore throat (including tonsillitis)
  • Spine pain, acute
  • Stiff neck
  • Tobacco dependence
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Ulcerative colitis, chronic