Conditions Treated

Although Chinese medicine is well known for its efficacy at treating pain, it treats a broad variety of acute and chronic illnesses. The following list includes conditions commonly treated by Chinese medicine.

Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat Disorders

  • Sinusitis
  • Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Sore throat
  • Hay fever
  • Earache
  • Hearing loss
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Dizziness
  • Poor eyesight

Circulatory Disorders

  • High blood pressure
  • Palpitations
  • Tachycardia
  • High Cholesterol
  • Anemia

Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Spastic colon
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Food allergies
  • Ulcers
  • Gastritis
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal Fissures

Gynecological Genitourinary Disorders

  • Infertility in men and women
  • Amenorrhea
  • Irregular, heavy or painful menstruation
  • Endometriosis
  • Menopausal discomfort
  • Fibroids
  • Uterine myomas
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Chronic bladder infection
  • Complications in pregnancy
  • Morning sickness
  • Insuficient Lactation
  • Mastitis
  • Impotence
  • Sexual dysfunction

Immune Disorders

  • Candida
  • Chronic fatigue
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Allergies
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Hepatitis



  • Smoking cessation
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol

Emotional and Psychological Complaints

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Stress

Musculoskeletal and
Neurological Complaints

  • Arthritis
  • Neuralgia
  • Sciatica
  • Back pain
  • Jaw Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Stiff neck
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Headache
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Polio
  • Sprains
  • Muscle spasms
  • Joint Pain
  • Shingles

Respiratory Complaints

  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Bronchitis
  • Common Cold
  • Influenza
  • Shortness of breath


  • Chemotherapy/radiation side effects
  • Diabetes
  • Dermatological disorders
  • Psoriasis
  • Weight control

Treating Addiction: The NADA Protocol

One of the most effective treatments for addiction is known as the NADA ear acupuncture protocol. NADA stands for the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, which established as a non-profit training and advocacy organization in the 1980s to promote community wellness through the use of a standardized auricular acupuncture protocol.

The NADA protocol utilizes 5 ear acupuncture points, pictured below. Based on research in Hong Kong, this protocol was developed in the 1970s primarily to treat addiction and related behaviors in a community setting at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx of New York by Mutulu Shakur, Jose Aponte, Richard Taft, and other radical health practitioners. The NADA protocol has since been incorporated into various health care settings around the world as an effective and economical treatment protocol for addictions (drug & alcohol), psychiatric care nadaprotocol(i.e. PTSD), and immune disorders such as AIDS/HIV and cancer.

There is more and more evidence supporting the adjunctive use of NADA protocol for addictions treatment, especially for nicotine, alcohol, cocaine, and heroin addictions. Clinical studies have shown the use of NADA protocol to be very impactful in helping people deal with and recover from substance abuse – aiding in the process of detoxification, as well as helping with the physical and emotional aspects of addiction and withdrawal.

“Among the benefits reported by patients and clinicians are improved [comprehensive addiction treatment] program retention, a more optimistic and cooperative attitude toward the process of recovery, as well as reductions in cravings, anxiety, sleep disturbance and need for pharmaceuticals.” – NADA