Musculoskeletal disorders respond very well to acupuncture which is why ACC will help cover the cost of acupuncture treatments for an injury. Carefully placed acupuncture needles can relax tight muscles, nourish and repair tendons, and reduce inflamation by stimulating your body’s own natural healing and repair mechanisms. It works beyond simple pain control. Here are some of the most common disorders I treat at City Acupuncture; muscle tightness and inflammation, back pain http://www.umm.edu/news/releases/back_pain.htm#, shoulder and neck pain, Achilles tendon disorders, tension headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, “tennis elbow”,” frozen shoulder”, tendonitis, sciatica, TMJ problems, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and degenerative diseases like arthritis and osteoarthritis.
I recent enquiry asked me about help for Ankylosing Spondylitis and I found this research paper. It also seems that acupuncture can control abnormal antigen-antibody reaction (histocompatibility antigen HLA-B27).