What can Acupuncture treat? What can Acupuncture treat is a fair question. As a separate science it is currently recognized by well known health organizations to be effective in numerous health issues and pathologies, usually where there is nothing to scientifically measure. These include cancer pain, sprains/ strains, osteoarthritis, diabetes mellitus, hypertension and insomnia to name but a few. Currently there are 13 major schools of healing or professions in the world. Some of these are not as well known as western medicine but they serve the needs of people from different ethnic backgrounds and cultures whose societies evolved over different cultural lines. They have their own rules and diagnostic protocols which can make them seem strange when viewed from a western context. It is not to say acupuncture treat is not scientific, it just has different axioms that make it’s science. Specifically in the case of acupuncture, Oriental medicine does not even acknowledge that a person has a nervous system. Instead, they refer to the energy pathways in the body as meridians in place of the nervous system. Additionally the spleen and pancrease is seen as one organ. Nevertheless it is a system that has a proven track record of success if the rules are applied consistently. Perhaps until the middle of the 19th century acupuncturist was the most advanced medical system in the world and acupuncture colleges and healing centers flourished in old China much the way as the current medical colleges do today. Allopathic medicine was still struggle to establish it’s identity back then and other natural healing methods such as chiropractic did not exist. By contrast Oriental medicine was already around for thousands of years and flourishing then in it’s own golden age, treating a myriad of things from common everyday aches and pains to advanced degenerative disease. By redirect the body’s energy it helps to unlock the innate healing qualities. Modern acupuncture is practiced much the same way as it was back then. The advantage is we much higher safe practice standards than two hundred years ago and it is an important part of the medical community. It is not always a substitute for western medicine but it can compliment it nicely particularly with cases that have had poor response to treatment. So the next time you’re dealing with a nagging chronic health condition you might to give acupuncture a try. Chiropractic Health and Acupuncture is located in Penfield NY and we serve Fairport, Webster, Pittsford and the greater Rochester NY area. Call today for a free consultation and put yourself back on the road to health.