Empowered Holistic Healthcare 262-642-HEAL (4325)

East Troy Acupuncture

Our ideal patient is invested in their health through an abiding commitment to thinking and living holistically, appreciating that self-empowerment is the highest form of medicine. They value a return to natural rhythms, access effective treatments at our clinic, and seek our counsel on diet, lifestyle, and targeted nutrient and herbal solutions.

Common Conditions We Treat:

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Common cold
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Facial paralysis
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • GERD
  • Headache
  • IBS
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Migraines
  • Morning sickness
  • PMS
  • Pain (muscle, nerve, joint)
  • Sciatica
  • Sinusitis
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stroke recovery
  • Tooth pain
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Urinary tract infections

Chinese medicine addresses the individual rather than treat a disease. To the left is a list of conditions we commonly see at the clinic but we have experience treating a wide variety of different issues. If you don’t see your concern in this list, please call the clinic at 262-642-4325 and ask if we can help you.

Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used systems of medicine in the world. Originating in China some 4,000 years ago, only in the last three decades has it been widely practiced in the United States. 

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems. In 1997, a consensus statement released by the National Institutes of Health found that acupuncture is useful in the treatment of many clinical conditions and went on to state: “There is sufficient evidence of acupuncture’s value to expand its use into conventional medicine.”

A 2017 research report of meta-analysis studies found that “acupuncture was more effective than usual care and sham acupuncture for chronic pain, that it was one of the more clinically effective physical therapies for osteoarthritis and that it showed benefits in the treatment of depression.”

Evidence is mounting that acupuncture is anti-inflammatory, provides effective pain relief (according to a systematic review of randomized control trial), and is not mediated by the placebo effect.

Despite claims that acupuncture works purely by placebo, PET scan research has shown that when authentic acupuncture points are stimulated, there is a significant increase in activity (binding potential) of opioid receptors in multiple pain and sensory processing regions of the brain.  By contrast, these effects were absent in those receiving sham acupuncture.

The Acupuncture Evidence Project has compiled research showing evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture for 117 different conditions. Summaries of that research and new findings can be found at the comprehensive website Evidence Based Acupuncture.

To learn more about acupuncture, read our compilation of frequently asked questions.