Acupuncture works to treat a wide variety of medical conditions

The World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, integrative cancer treatment centers, fertility clinics, the military, and many insurance companies recognize the power of acupuncture.

Everyone can benefit from acupuncture as a preventative form of medicine. It can also be used as an alternative or complementary medicine.

Some of the many conditions treatable with acupuncture:




Mood swings/irritability


Morning sickness

Bell's Palsy

Musculoskeletal pain



Digestive upset



Night sweats and menopause-related complaints

Fatigue/low energy


Feeling cold


Hay fever

Side effects of cancer treatment

Infertility (male and female)

Sports injuries and overtraining


Stiff neck



Lactation issues

Tobacco dependence

Menstrual irregularities

Weight issues


History of Acupuncture

Rooted in the study of nature, acupuncture is an organized yet evolving system of diagnosis and treatment. The practice of acupuncture originated in China, spread throughout the world, and has stood the test of time – no less than 2,000 years. It has been practiced in the U.S. for over 200 years and in 1996, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration formally codified the acupuncture needle as a medical device.


Science of Acupuncture

The scientific understanding of the mechanism behind acupuncture’s therapeutic action is still somewhat elusive but appears to involve connective tissue, muscles and the nervous system.1 Imaging studies have found that areas on the body known as acupuncture points and meridians correlate with highly vascularized areas2,3,4 and connective tissue planes5 providing evidence to support acupuncture theory. Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions that affect the body, mind and spirit/emotion.6


1 Napadow et al. (2008) "The status and future of acupuncture mechanism research." Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

Chenglin et al. (2014) "The micro-structure of Shangjuxu acupoint (ST37) by X-ray phase-contrast CT imaging based on synchrotron radiation." In Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, 7th International Conference, pp. 85-89.

Chenglin et al. (2013) "X-ray phase-contrast CT imaging of the acupoints based on synchrotron radiation." Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena.

4 Zhang et al. (2011) "Synchrotron radiation phase-contrast X-ray CT imaging of acupuncture points." Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry.

5 Langevin and Yandow (2002) "Relationship of acupuncture points and meridians to connective tissue planes." The Anatomical Record.

World Health Organization. (2002) Acupuncture: Review and analysis of reports on controlled clinical trials. Geneva: World Health Organization.


 “Numerous examples reveal that the regulatory action of acupuncture is bi-directional. Acupuncture lowers the blood pressure in patients with hypertension and elevates it in patients with hypotension; increases gastric secretion in patients with hypoacidity, and decreases it in patients with hyperacidity…”

World Health Organization Report

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What people are saying about their experiences at Rootstock Acupuncture:

"Acupuncture makes me feel like myself again."

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