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Acupuncture Treatment


Acupuncture treatment consists of inserting thin, fine needles through the skin on specific points on the body along specific channels running through the body. Acupuncture is a key element of Chinese Medicine, where over nearly 5,000 years this medical science has mapped out these points and channels; determining which points and channels will best address specific conditions.


Skilled practitioners understand the complex relationship of these points and channels. Through this understanding acupuncture, when properly applied, stimulates qi (chee) which can be thought of as energy flow throughout the body.  Restoring qi, is at the foundation of healing.


Acupuncture can produce amazing results, It is  affordable and commonly covered by insurance.


Acupuncture Treats Pain & Illness

We present the following list to illustrate the broad spectrum of conditions treated with Acupuncture. 



What Conditions Does Acupuncture Treat (According to the World Health Organization)?

By John Amaro, LAc, DC, Dipl. Ac.(NCCAOM), Dipl.Med.Ac.(IAMA)


.....The World Health Organization (WHO), whose authority concerning health-related matters internationally cannot be challenged, has compiled a list of symptoms, syndromes, disease processes, pathologies, traumas and conditions that have definitely been proven as effectively treated by acupuncture. The WHO has also compiled a list of diseases, symptoms and conditions for which acupuncture has shown definite therapeutic effects, ....


In an official report, Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, the WHO (WHO) has listed the following symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture:


low back pain

neck pain


tennis elbow

knee pain

periarthritis of the shoulder


facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)


dental pain

tempromandibular (TMJ) dysfunction

rheumatoid arthritis

induction of labor

correction of malposition of fetus (breech presentation)

morning sickness

nausea and vomiting

postoperative pain


essential hypertension

primary hypotension

renal colic


adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy

allergic rhinitis, including hay fever

biliary colic

depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)

acute bacillary dysentery

primary dysmenorrhea

acute epigastralgia

peptic ulcer

acute and chronic gastritis



Further Acupuncutre References:


There are many studies, and articles concerning acupuncture as a legitimate medicine, much of which is dry and technical. The attached link leads you to a World Health Organization paper.  Again, dry, but it there is good information about acupuncture as a medicine, and research methodology proving its effectiveness. 





Diane Conway L.Ac.


My schooling was completed at Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California.   I earned a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine.


I also have a BS in Nutrition from Minnesota State University · Mankato .


I am a Diplomat with the National Commission of Certification for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine  (NCCAOM)


The State of Alaska recognizes me as a Licensed Acupuncturist.


My concentration of study centered on understanding and applying the ancient teachings known as The Classics in Chinese Medicine, where some or our references date back 5,000 years. 


In 2013 I earned my NAET certification, and I continue to expand on my NAET certifications.


I look forward to meeting and treating you.

Here’s to Good Health and Happy Heart!


Diane Conway  L.Ac.

Turnagain Acupuncture and Herbs



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