Conditions We Treat

Most people are familiar with Acupuncture’s effectiveness for treating musculo-skeletal problems and related pain. But many are unaware that Chinese Medicine is effective in the treatment of acute illnesses such as conjunctivitis, hepatitis, and chronic illnesses such as asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis. Its balancing effect on the hormonal system makes it an excellent treatment for PMS, menopausal symptoms, irregular menstruation and infertility.

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Yin Yang Acupuncture specializes in:



Chronic/acute pain associated with sports, hiking, outdoor activities, motor vehicle accidents, workers compensation injuries, post surgery injury recovery and proactive treatments to avoid surgery. I enjoy treating athletes because I am very active in my off-work hours and I know what it personally feels like to have an injury slowing you down from what you Love. I know what it takes to get you back out there doing what you Love.

Emotional Disorders

Anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, fears and sleep disorders respond very well to Chinese Medicine.

Substance Abuse Treatment

Acupuncture reduces withdrawal symptoms and cravings during detoxification and supports an individual during recovery. The treatment is effective for addictions to tobacco, caffeine, foods, alcohol, prescription and recreational drugs.

Facial Rejuvenation

Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation is the focus and most effective component of a Facial Rejuvenation Treatment Program. In addition to the many and varied health promoting effects throughout the body that regular Acupuncture bestows, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture aims to correct the signs of aging by both local treatment and by treating the underlying causes of why an individual is specifically manifesting the aging process the way they are. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture helps to improve muscle tone and dermal contraction especially in the face and neck. has been shown to increase collagen production and aids in its dispersal thus helping to firm the skin and fill out wrinkles. Bags and sagging around the eyes, face, and neck can be significantly reduced and toned up. By substantially increasing the circulation of blood, lymph, and qi to the head, these treatments improve the complexion noticeably. Healthy facial coloring can be restored and there can be a tightening of the pores. Stress and habitual expressions which are so visible on the face are transformed resulting in a remarkably younger, calmer, and less worn looking face with which to meet the world. Inner beauty, vitality and serenity: all these very obviously visual benefits manifest in the appearance while many pre-existing health conditions are cleared up because Acupuncture works by treating the whole body and addressing the underlying causes of aging and disease.

The following is a brief extract of the World Health Organization’s extensive list of conditions, which respond to treatment by Chinese Medicine:


  • Bladder Infections
  • Gastritis
  • Duodenal Ulcers
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)


  • Migraines
  • Bells Palsy
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Post-polio syndrome
  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Effects of stroke


  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Low back pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tension headache
  • TMD (Temporal mandibular joint disorder)


  • Asthma
  • Flu
  • Common Cold
  • Sore Throat
  • Acute bronchitis
  • Acute sinusitis

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