Conditions Treated

Although we specialize in medically-modeled, evidence-based, clinically-effective care for complex and challenging conditions, we welcome all patients seeking to live their best life through balance, preventative care, and symptom relief.  

Oncology & Cancer Care

Acupuncture provides relief to cancer patients as a safe and effective drug-free intervention shown to help control and improve side effects of chemotherapy, radiation, and post-surgical recovery. Additionally, acupuncture has shown to have an effect on reducing inflammation and increasing immune system function. 

Research studies show acupuncture is safe and effective for treating the following:

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Hot flashes

  • Shortness of breath

  • Fatigue 

  • Pain relief

  • Constipation or diarrhea 

  • Stress management, insomnia, anxiety and depression

  • Nerve problems such as neuralgia and neuropathy

  • Joint pain

  • Dry mouth

Pain Management

Chronic pain is an epidemic in the U.S. and the most common reason people seek acupuncture and integrative therapies. Studies show that acupuncture relieves pain by stimulating the release of endorphins, decreasing inflammation, and increasing range of motion. We recognize that along with chronic pain, you may also suffer from insomnia, anxiety, digestive concerns, emotional stressors, reduced functioning of the immune system, and withdrawal or overuse of pain medications. Individuals suffering from orthopedic or post-surgical pain, intercostal neuralgia, back pain, sciatica, arthritis, migraines, gynecological pain conditions, osteoarthritis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, sports injuries, or opioid dependence may experience relief using our integrative approach.

Rheumatology & Autoimmune

Rheumatic diseases can cause joint pain, chronic inflammation, and loss of range of motion. Studies have shown that acupuncture and electroacupuncture can significantly lower factors associated with chronic inflammation such as tumor necrosis factor-α and vascular endothelial growth factor. Acupuncture studies report a reduction in inflammatory markers such as erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein. Acupuncture has been shown to help in conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, gout, lupus, Lyme disease, osteoporosis, polymyalgia rheumatica, scleroderma, Sjogren’s syndrome, and more.

Allergy & Immunology

Acupuncture enhances resistance and is closely related with the immune system, which functions in defense and homeostasis. Research has revealed that acupuncture can regulate immunity by enhancing anticancer and immune function. We treat immune system disorders which include sinusitis, rhinitis, seasonal allergies, asthma, eczema and other skin conditions, autoimmune diseases, and more.

Gastroenterology

Acupuncture has been considered an effective method for treating gastrointestinal dysfunction. Physical and emotional factors influence our gastrointestinal system. Acupuncture can help gastroparesis, gastritis, constipation, diarrhea, GERD, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, irritable bowel disease, hemorrhoids, and more. 

Neurology

Acupuncture has clinical efficacy on various nerve-related disorders and can provide symptomatic relief and improvements for conditions such as ALS, epilepsy, headaches, migraines, trigeminal neuralgia, multiple sclerosis, parkinson’s disease, peripheral neuropathy, post-herpetic neuralgia, stroke recovery, and more.

Women’s Health

We are passionate about empowering women in living their best life. Acupuncture is beneficial for conditions at each stage of life. Commonly addressed concerns include PMS, dysmenorrhea, hormonal imbalance, menstrual irregularities, endometriosis, PCOS, fertility issues, morning sickness, postpartum concerns, menopausal symptoms, and more.  

Dermatology

Several studies indicate acupuncture may improve several dermatologic conditions including eczema, chloasma, dermatitis, facial elasticity, hyperhidrosis, pruritus, and urticaria.

Psychiatry/Mental & Emotional Health

Scientific research has found that acupuncture increases a number of central nervous system hormones including ACTH, beta-endorphins, serotonin, and noradrenaline. Acupuncture can have a positive effect on depression, anxiety, insomnia, stress, substance abuse and more.

 

Aging Well

Acupuncture can help aging adults manage the symptoms of multiple chronic conditions. These may include heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, cancer, lung disease, and diabetes. Acupuncture and integrative modalities complement your existing medical care by providing a safe and natural way to support your health.

Pediatrics

Acupuncture is a safe and effective intervention used to treat various pediatric conditions including anxiety, depression, bed wetting, allergies, ADD/ADHD, digestive issues, facial tics, sports injuries, cancer support, pain management, and more. Children of all ages tolerate acupuncture well and have the option to use non-needle acupuncture and herbal therapy when appropriate.

Contact Us

The Champlain Building

6410 Rockledge Drive, Suite 310

Bethesda, MD 20817

p: 301.880.3232

f:  301.530.2200

e: contact@acupuncturebethesda.com

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