Conditions Treated by Acupuncture

Acupuncture Conditions Treated

When it comes to the conditions that acupuncture treats, each treatment builds upon the last. A course of treatment will vary, depending on lifestyle, health history, and how long the imbalance has been present.

Many people respond very quickly to Acupuncture, and find relief in just a few sessions, while others require a longer series of treatment. Overall balance is typically maintained in seasonal or monthly treatments.

Most pain conditions respond best when treatments are given two times per week over a course of a month.

Conditions treated by acupuncture may include the following:

Chronic Conditions
• Fatigue
• Fibromyalgia
Headaches and Migraines
• Autoimmune disorders

Acupuncture for Wellness        
Self care and balance
• Stress relief
• Immune support
Increased energy and resilience

Dermatological Issues
• Scars
• Rashes (often appear when there are other underlying health issues to be addressed)

  • Pediatrics
    • Stomach upset and GI health
    • Allergies
    • Asthma
    • Chronic colds, cough, low immunity
    • Anxiety and mood imbalances
    • Acute and chronic pain
    • Insomnia
    • Processing trauma with a mind/body approach

Digestive Health
• Heartburn, Acid Reflux
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
• Chronic indigestion
• Chronic loose stools or constipation
• Acute and chronic gastritis
• Morning sickness
• Nausea and vomiting

Women’s Health and Wellness

  • PMS
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful period)                  
  • Amenorrhea (absence of period)
  • Fertility
  • Preparation for labor
  • Menopause: hot flashes, night sweats
Post-partum health & wellness       
Wellness support for caregivers                         

Mental and Emotional Wellness
• Insomnia
• Low Mood, Depression

Respiratory Complaints and Immune Health
• Sinusitis
• Frequent colds/flu
Preventive and seasonal treatments

Pain and Sports Injuries
• Back, neck and shoulder pain
• Leg, knee, ankle and foot pain
• Arm, wrist and hand pain         
• Tendonitis
• Muscle pain
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Sciatica
• Repetitive strain injuries
• Bursitis
• Arthritis
• Postoperative pain


  • Acupuncture point stimulation encourages the body to eliminate harmful substances stored in the tissue due to environmental toxins, a history of drug use, or heavy medication use.

Chronic Illness

  • Chronic illness that has not been particularly responsive to other standard treatments (working in conjunction with your western MD.) Acupuncture diagnostic methods assesses the overall health of the body to identify channels and meridians in need of support, helping the body to heal naturally.

Creative Health and Expression

  • Acupuncture for Creative Health. In MaryFatimah’s clinical and personal experience, restoring creativity is also side effect of acupuncture. When the qi (energy) is balanced, natural expression is restored. However it is noted here specifically because this area of focus is not something many people would consider under the realm of acupuncture. Having worked with artists, writers, and other frustrated creatives to help them get “unstuck” and progress in their creative process, MaryFatimah loves working with clients to help them realize creative projects.

We recommend an initial visit followed by a series of 5, 10, or 20 visits as needed.  Please consult with Mary Fatimah Weening after your first session to discuss how many treatments are recommended. 

Treatments are cumulative. Most pain conditions respond best when treatments are given two times per week over a course of a month. Once there is measured improvement, treatments may be spaced out to weekly, or every other week.