Spokane Acupuncture, LLC

Conditions Treated

  • Injury Recovery
  • Pain
  • Headaches
  • Muscle Tension
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Low Immune Function
  • Mental Stress
  • Chronic Health Problems

East Asian Medicine is a complete medical system that has been used for thousands of years.  Acupuncture and East Asian Herbal Medicine are still the most used medical treatments, per capita, on the planet.  While these practices are not primary treatments in most main-stream U.S. medical settings, they are the most used treatments in much of Asia and Eastern Europe.

East Asian medicine is very good at treating muscle Pain, joint pain, muscle cramps, menstrual cramps, reduced range of motion resuting from injuries, migraine headaches, recurring headaches, nausea, menopause related symptoms, neck pain, low back pain, sacrum / tailbone pain, sciatic pain, jaw pain related to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD), trigeminal nerve pain, facial muscle paralysis, seasonal allergies, sleep problems, low energy, stress, preventive medicine, and health maintenance.  Chronic health issues involving systemic inflammation, pain, and/or digestive dysfunction often respond very well to East Asian medicine.

How East Asian medicine is different from conventional medicine:

East Asian Medicine is fundamentally different from conventional medicine in the processes of diagnosis and treatment.  Conventional medicine uses a disease-based system of diagnostic definitions and protocols, whereas EAM uses a method of pattern diagnosis to identify reasons the body is not functioning or healing as well as possible.

A primary objective in EAM is to simultaneously "treat the root and the branch".  Within this analogy, the root is a pattern of dysfunction preventing the body from healing, and the branch is a symptom such as pain.  Treating symptoms alone may result in temporary relief, but they will likely return if the underlying pattern is not treated.

Conventional medicine is required for emergencies, urgent care, and serious conditions.  Seek treatment at an emergency or primary care facility first in any of these cases.