31 Things You Did Not Know Acupuncture Treats (in Anoka Pain Therapy Clinic)

#1  Shingles Shingles come from latent chicken pox virus. You may have thought you’d left the chicken pox far behind in childhood. Yet, stress can trigger this (after you’ve had chicken pox). Acupuncture can help prevent long-term nerve pain from nerve damage that can remain years, even decades after shingles. Sometimes long-term un-resolved shingles causes burning nerve pain, headaches, etc.


  #2 Digestive problems: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (I.B.S.), heart burn, constipation/ diarrhea and even Crohns disease, are commonly treated with acupuncture.

Stop Your Embarrassing Digestive Issues

  #3 Breech baby Acupuncturists can flip a breech baby using Moxibustion (special herbs usually in the form of a cigar-like stick). The herbal stick is lit and burned (near) a specific acupuncture point on the pregnant woman’s body.

 #4 Joint Pain Acupuncture is good at treating bone pain due to Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, degenerative bone disorders, congenital (since birth) bone or spine disorders such as Spina bifida or Scoliosis in Anoka and Osteoarthritis/ Knee pain acupuncture has been researched with good treatment results.

Acupuncture For Arthritis, Joint Pain & Osteoarthritis

 #5 Allergies are commonly treated by acupuncture, whether the root cause is seasonal, food, genetics, etc. Sinus issues, bronchitis, asthma and breathing issues are commonly treated with acupuncture.

 Acupuncture for Allergies and Asthma in Anoka

 #6 Sciatica Pain involves pain shooting down the leg. The pain may begin in the lower back. Sometimes there is also numbness. The large sciatic nerve travels from the buttocks, down the leg and easily becomes pinched or entrapped in Anoka. Sciatic pain is common after pregnancy or after lifting a heavy object.

Acupuncture for Sciatic Pain

#7 Neuropathy Nerve pain, pins and needles sensation or numbness due to nerve issues, often diabetic Neuropathy in Anoka.

Is Your Pain or Numbness due to Neuropathy?

 #8 Sleep Insomnia is commonly treated in Anoka with acupuncture and some relief is usually noticed within one treatment. Usually more than one treatment will be necessary. As with most issues, usually the longer or more chronic it has become, the more treatments will be necessary. Sleep often suffers with heat and perspiration symptoms of Hot Flashes during Menopause or Perimenopause (the time leading up to Menopause).

Stop Hot Flashes, Insomnia and Anxiety!

 #9 Anxiety is treated in Anoka by expert acupuncturists.

Tips for Anxiety and Heart Palpitations

 #10 Hot flashes are treated with success at Ackerman Acupuncture.

Read post on Hot Flashes from our website!

Testimonial on Relief of Hot Flashes with Acupuncture in Anoka

#11 Thyroid imbalance is treated with acupuncture, whether hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.

 #12 Fatigue is easily treated with acupuncture.

Tips for Fatigue

 #13 Fertility

 #14 Post-chemotherapy treatment nausea and vomiting, low appetite ((http://mayoclinichealthsystem.org/locations/onalaska/medical-services/complementary-medicine/center-for-health-and-healing/acupuncture)

Acupuncture and Chemotherapy-Induced Symptom Relief

  #15 Morning sickness Nausea and vomiting due to pregnancy.

  #16 Carpal tunnel

Acupuncture and Carpal Tunnel Nerve Impingement in Anoka

  #17 Depression

Acupuncture Treats Depression near Andover, MN.

  #18 Stress is relieved at Ackerman Acupuncture so you can relax.

Acupuncture Helps Relieve Stress in Anoka, MN

  #19 Menstrual Pain/Cramps

Acupuncture For Period Cramps and PMS near Andover, MN

Relieve Period Cramps by Balancing the Body with Acupuncture in   #20 Fibromyalgia pain (http://mayoclinichealthsystem.org/locations/onalaska/medical-services/complementary-medicine/center-for-health-and-healing/acupuncture)

Hope For Fibromyalgia With Acupuncture Medical Treatment in Anoka

  #21 Erectile Dysfunciton (E.D.)

  #22 Weight Issues

What is the Science Behind Weight Loss Using Acupuncture?

  #23 Trigger finger (what a patient says about acupuncture for trigger finger)

Trigger Finger Patient Testimonial

Don’t Get Stuck With “Trigger Finger” in Anoka!

  #24 Stroke Post-stroke issues like motor (movement) impairment & sensory (feeling) impairment on one side of the body are treated with acupuncture. Best results with seeing an acupuncturist sooner rather than later, once patient is stabilized after stroke. (See Aleesha Ackerman’s bio on her experience with treating post-Stroke patients)

  #25 Skin Problems Acne, eczema, hives, itching, psoriasis, rash and other skin conditions are often treated with acupuncture.

Tips for Acne, Eczema and Rosacea Skin Issues at Ackerman Acupuncture in Anoka

  #26 Heart palpitations

When to Worry About Heart Palpitations

  #27 High blood pressure Acupuncture is used to help lower blood pressure. *If blood pressure is too high, it may be necessary for patient to continue taking blood pressure lowering medication as directed by doctor.

  #28 Cold/ flu Immunity

Popular Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Herb for Cold and Flu Immunity in Anoka

  #29 Tennis Elbow


  #30 Chronic Pain

  #31 Post-operative dental pain (http://mayoclinichealthsystem.org/locations/onalaska/medical-services/complementary-medicine/center-for-health-and-healing/acupuncture)

Ackerman Acupuncture in Anoka is a Pain Relief Clinic with Acupuncture, Massage and Cupping. We treat muscle pain and muscle tension pain, post-operative dental pain, chronic pain, tennis elbow, cold and flu, high blood pressure, palpitations, skin problems, post-stroke, skin conditions, trigger finger, weight conditions, including obesity, women’s issues, men’s issues like erectile dysfunction (E.D.), pain due to fibromyalgia, menstrual pain (period cramping), stress, depression, carpal tunnel, nausea and vomiting due to post-chemotherapy treatment, fertility, fatigue, thyroid disorder, thyroid disease including Hypothyroidism Hashimoto’s and Hyperthyroidism Grave’s Disease or sub-clinical symptoms of thryoid disease not yet found through medical labs testing, hot flashes with perspiration and night sweats, anxiety, insomnia, neuropathy, Allergies, joint pain, digestive disorder, Shingles, Sciatica pain of the back and legs, 

Foot, Heel and Ankle pain due to Plantar Fasciitis, Calf pain due to Restless Legs Syndrome (R.L.S.) and many more health issues.


Written by Aleesha Ackerman, L Ac.

Aleesha Ackerman, LAc owns and operates the Acupuncture and Massage clinic in Anoka, MN along with husband, Mike Ackerman, LAc

Both are passionate about Acupuncture and natural healing and love working with patients together every day (except Sundays).

Marie Forrest is a Licensed and Certified Massage Therapist who offers Anoka Massages, including Hot Stone Massage Therapy for Muscle Tension Pain at Ackerman Acupuncture and Massage Pain Relief and Wellness Center. She also offers Energy Work as a Reiki Master.

Marie loves treating clients with massage and energy healing and has almost thirty years of experience with making people feel better.

Schedule your acupuncture appointment today at Ackerman Acupuncture to relieve pain and return to wellness.

Relax with Acupuncture and Massage in Anoka in private treatment rooms.


Call us at (763) 477-1338

E-mail us at [email protected]

Visit our website at ackeracupuncture.com

Ackerman Acupuncture and Massage Pain Relief and Wellness Center is a Clinic in Anoka treating Chronic Pain due to Trauma including Auto Accident, Overuse Injury, Sports Injury or other reason. Offering Acupuncture and Massage in Anoka at 207 E Main Street in downtown with ample free parking. Schedule by calling 763-477-1338 or Schedule (acupuncture) Online.

Thank you.


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