Conditions Treated

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Acupuncture works with your body's energy to promote healing while inducing relaxation

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Needles are inserted into key points

to activate your body's own

healing mechanism

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Moxibustion is the burning of an herb called mugwort, rolled up into a cigar-like stick, and held close to the skin at appropriate acupuncture points.

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Cupping draws out toxins lodged in the body tissues and brings new blood and energy into the area

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This is an example of "spirit writing",

an original piece by Mei Li.  It is an abstract portrayal of the effects of Chinese medical treatment -- energetic binds and knots in the body being freed, giving way to better circulation of energy, freedom from disease, and increased well-being.

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The wonderful effects of acupuncture facials compound over time.

     Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have been proven in numerous clinical trials to be effective for the following conditions, even in cases when conventional medical treatment has provided little or no relief.

General health complaints:

Fatigue                                                  Stress / anxiety

Depression                                             Insomnia

Constipation / diarrhea                             Acid reflux (heartburn)

Poor digestion                                         Problems with urination

High blood pressure                                 High cholesterol

High blood sugar                                     Low immunity

Allergies (food, nasal, skin)                        Cough

Headaches / migraines                             Colds / flu

Skin disorders (eczema, psoriasis, etc.)        Teeth grinding

...and more

Pain due to:

Spinal stenosis                                   Lumbar disc herniation/protrusion              

Cervical spondylopathy                        Degenerative discs

Sciatica                                            Scoliosis (abnormal curvature of the spine)

Sports injuries                                   Auto accidents (whiplash, etc.)

Low back sprain                                 Tennis elbow

Golfer's elbow                                    Dequervain's tenosynovitis

Trigger finger                                    Rheumatoid arthritis

Carpal tunnel syndrome                       Fibromyalgia

Muscle spasms                                   Post-operative pain

Osteoarthritis                                     Shoulder injuries / frozen shoulder

Knee injuries / arthritis

...and more


Women's health problems:

Irregular periods                               Pain before, during or after periods

Excessive bleeding during periods        Endometriosis

Uterine fibroids                                 Ovarian cysts (and PCOS)

Cervical dysplasia                              Infertility

Amenorrhea (no periods)                    Hormonal imbalances

Hot flashes                                       Morning sickness

Menopausal syndrome                        Breast cysts

Dysfunctional uterine bleeding             PMS (premenstrual syndrome)

Vaginal infections                              Abnormal vaginal discharge

Post-partum retention of lochia            Lack of breast milk (insufficient lactation)

Post-partum dizziness                         Post-partum abdominal pain

Post-partum constipation                    Frequent urination after childbirth

Mastitis                                            Varicose veins after childbirth

Prolapse of the uterus                        Post-partum depression

Vaginal dryness                                 Osteoporosis

...and more


What else can Chinese medicine do?

  • Preventive medicine for maintaining wellness
  • Enhances athletic performance
  • Assists in recovery from stroke (motor, speech, and brain function, etc.)
  • Relieve side effects of conventional cancer treatment
  • Adjunctive treatment for cancer (in conjunction with conventional cancer treatment)
  • Turn breech babies
  • Controls addictions and minimizes withdrawal symptoms (helps to stop smoking, quit alcohol, etc.)
  • Facial rejuvenation

     Because Chinese medicine is largely based on the concept of qi (life force energy), we're also able to treat health problems that are not detected by X-rays, MRIs, CTs, or blood tests, etc. Some health problems are caused by a mild imbalance of the qi (energy) in the channels--such as stagnation, qi moving too slowly or too quickly, or qi moving in the wrong direction--and the imbalance has not yet caused physical changes detectable by modern diagnostic imaging or blood tests. We believe that once an illness shows up on modern diagnostic tests it usually means the disease has already reached a more advanced stage and is therefore relatively harder to treat.


     At Oahu Acupuncture and Herbs, we also treat a wide range of other health problems within the scope of Chinese medicine. They include, but are not limited to, other conditions listed below.

Modern Reports of the Effectiveness of Acupuncture

     NIH (National Institutes of Health) stated in a 1997 report that acupuncture is effective in the treatment of:

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dental pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Addictions
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Osteoarthritis  
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Infertility

     The World Health Organization (WHO) declared acupuncture to be effective for treating 40 diseases. Conditions treated by acupuncture according to the United Nations World Health Organization include:

  • Eye-Ear-Nose-Throat: Laryngitis (sore throat), sinusitis, rhinitis, toothaches, earaches, tonsillitis
  • Respiratory: Colds and flus, bronchitis, asthma, allergies, emphysema
  • Gastrointestinal: Food allergies, nausea, indigestion, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, hyperacidity, ulcers, colitis
  • Circulatory: Hypertension, high cholesterol, arteriosclerosis, angina pectoris
  • Urogenital: Cystitis, stress incontinence, neurogenic bladder, inflammation of the prostate gland, prostatic hypertrophy
  • Gynecological: Infertility, PMS, menstrual irregularities, menopausal syndrome, endometriosis
  • Musculoskeletal: Arthritis, low back pain, muscle cramping, muscle pain & weakness, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, TMJ
  • Neurological: Headaches, migraines, post-stroke paralysis (see 9000 Needles and this interview for more info), Parkinson’s disease, trigeminal neuralgia, intercostal neuralgia, dizziness, tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
  • Emotional: Anxiety, depression, insomnia


How does acupuncture work for facial rejuvenation?

     Ultra-thin needles are inserted on the face as well as select points on the body. A healthy complexion is more than skin-deep. Unhealthy complexions are a result of health imbalances. Acupuncture is an effective way of fixing unhealthy complexions and minimizing signs of aging while correcting internal imbalances to promote better health and skin from the inside out.

     A typical course of acupuncture for facial rejuvenation is 10 sessions. We recommend four to six sessions over a two-week period, followed by once-weekly sessions for the remainder of the 10 sessions. Once-monthly tune-up sessions may be given afterwards, as needed, to maintain the effects. Chinese herbal supplements may also be recommended for better results.