Acupuncture RI - About Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture RI Specialties

Acupuncture is a safe and very effective natural, alternative therapy that is used to heal illnesses, prevent disease and improve well being.

I consider one of my specialties to be pain management acupuncture, including but not limited to, sports injuries, broken bones and sprains, joint pains of any sort, arthritis, neck pain, back pain, neurological pain, migraines, Lyme Disease.

I also specialize in fertility / infertility acupuncture and IUI and IVF acupuncture adjunctive therapy.

Acupuncture is also great for helping to manage stress, insomnia, and to help with general well being and balance in the body and mind. Many people just come in for regular maintenance sessions because it makes them feel better and improves their quality of life. They just love acupuncture and find it to be the most relaxing experience in the world!

I do treat much more than what I have just listed, and I find acupuncture to be successful in treating so many ailments! Please see the list below as well as this link:

The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (2004) states: "In the United States, acupuncture has its greatest success and acceptance in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain." They say that acupuncture may be considered as a complementary therapy for the conditions in the list below, noting: "Most of these indications are supported by textbooks or at least 1 journal article. However, definitive conclusions based on research findings are rare because the state of acupuncture research is poor but improving."

  • Abdominal distention/flatulence
  • Acute and chronic pain control
  • Allergic sinusitis
  • Anesthesia for high-risk patients or patients with previous adverse responses to anesthetics
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety, fright, panic
  • Arthritis/arthrosis
  • Atypical chest pain (negative workup)
  • Bursitis, tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Certain functional gastrointestinal disorders (nausea and vomiting, esophageal spasm, hyperacidity, irritable bowel)
  • Cervical and lumbar spine syndromes
  • Constipation, diarrhea
  • Cough with contraindications for narcotics
  • Drug detoxification is suggested but evidence is poor
  • Dysmenorrhea, pelvic pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Headache (migraine and tension-type), vertigo (Meniere disease), tinnitus
  • Idiopathic palpitations, sinus tachycardia
  • In fractures, assisting in pain control, edema, and enhancing healing process


  • Muscle spasms, tremors, tics, contractures
  • Neuralgias (trigeminal, herpes zoster, postherpetic pain, other)
  • Paresthesias
  • Persistent hiccups
  • Phantom pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post-traumatic and post-operative ileus
  • Selected dermatoses (urticaria, pruritus, eczema, psoriasis)
  • Sequelae of stroke syndrome (aphasia, hemiplegia)
  • Seventh nerve palsy
  • Severe hyperthermia
  • Sprains and contusions
  • Temporo-mandibular joint derangement, bruxism
  • Urinary incontinence, retention (neurogenic, spastic, adverse drug effect)
  • Weight Loss