The Art of Acupuncture

With Richter’s vast knowledge in alternative medicine and skill, we offer our patients with this famous natural healing technique. The art of acupuncture originated in Ancient China 3,000 years ago and has earned its title of being one of the most widespread techniques of traditional Chinese medicine.

Due to its effectiveness in treating extensive physical conditions, acupuncture has been documented and publicized by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in 1997 and is covered by most insurance policies. Acupuncture strives to relieve body pain and discomfort by promoting the natural self-healing process.

How Acupuncture Works

With the use of the body’s natural self-healing process, thin sterile needles are inserted in the skin to numerous depths and into anatomic sites which are often referred to as acupuncture points or acupoints of the body. Furthermore, these fine needle insertions can increase its efficacy by further enhancing its healing effects through heat, pressure, or electrical stimulation.

Conditions which can be treated with Acupuncture

According to the World Health Organization, “Acupuncture works for dealing with 28 conditions consisting of low pain in the back, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, post-operative dental discomfort, hypertension, and osteoarthritis, along with chemotherapy-induced queasiness and vomiting.” Below are some diseases, symptoms, or conditions which can be effectively treated by Acupuncture:

  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
  • Biliary colic
  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
  • Dysentery, acute bacillary
  • Dysmenorrhoea, primary
  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
  • Headache
  • Hypertension, essential
  • Hypotension, primary
  • Induction of labor
  • Knee pain
  • Leukopenia
  • Low back pain
  • Malposition of fetus, correction
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
  • Periarthritis of shoulder
  • Postoperative pain
  • Renal colic
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprain
  • Stroke
  • Tennis elbow


  1. (Acumed Center)
  2. (UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine)
  3. (Encompass Health Care)
Acupuncture Therapy

January 1, 2016


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