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What Can Acupuncture Treat?

Acupuncture works by activating the body's own healing and self-regulating mechanisms, so it can be beneficial for many health conditions.  The World Health Organization (WHO) has documented many symptoms, diseases, and conditions that have been shown in controlled clinical trials to be effectively treated with acupuncture.  Below are some common conditions acupuncture can effectively treat, but please feel free to contact me about your specific health condition.


  • Sports injuries
  • Muscle pain 
  • Lower back pain, with or without sciatica
  • Leg, hip, knee, ankle and foot pain
  • Arm, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand pain
  • Neck and upper back pain
  • Fibromyalgia and other myofascial pain syndromes
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow and Golfer's Elbow
  • Repetitive use injuries, such as tendinitis and bursitis
  • Jaw pain (TMJ), Trigeminal Neuralgia, Bell's Palsy
  • Dental pain
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain associated with autoimmune conditions
  • Tension Headaches
  • Migraines and their secondary symptoms
  • Postoperative pain

Respiratory Complaints

  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Nasal Allergies

Digestive Issues

  • Heartburn, Acid Reflux
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Chronic indigestion
  • Chronic loose stools or constipation
  • Food sensitivities
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting

Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression

Women's Health Issues

  • Menstrual irregularities and menopausal symptoms
  • Infertility and increased efficacy of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Autoimmune Conditions

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus(SLE), Psoriatic Arthritis, Crohn's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis

Conditions We Treat - Rancho Bernardo Acupuncture in San Diego, CA

Barry Zimmer offers Acupuncture in San Diego, CA

Rancho Bernardo Acupuncture offers safe, effective Acupuncture in San Diego, CA

Rancho Bernardo Acupuncture

Barry Zimmer, L.Ac.

11650 Iberia Place, Suite 215

San Diego, CA  92128