Acupuncture Services at the Bloomington Clinic

Acupuncture enhances the body’s energy by stimulating prescribed points with ultra-fine needles, mild heat, manual pressure, or gentle electrical current.

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Modern research has shown that acupuncture’s pain-relieving and mood-stabilizing effects are caused by the release of natural substances called endorphins. By stimulating the body to heal itself, acupuncture reduces the need for drugs and offers a conservative alternative to orthopedic surgery and other riskier therapies.

The beneficial effects of acupuncture may be strengthened by the use of Chinese herbal formulas. These formulas have been developed over thousands of years and can be customized to the unique needs of each individual patient.

At NWHSU Bloomington Clinic, we offer the patient two options to receiving acupuncture and Chinese medicine care.

  1. Private Providers: The patient is able to see a fully licensed provider that works solo with patients providing them the patient-centered care they need. Our private providers are in-network with major insurances.
  2. Student Clinic: This is a cash service offered at a $40 per visit charge (or at a discount with a student acupuncture package). Patients will receive acupuncture and Chinese medicine care from interns in the last trimesters of their education in NWHSU’s Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine program who are supervised by a licensed acupuncturist.

Conditions that acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine can treat:
Chronic pain conditions:

  • Migraine and tension headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Low back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Various arthritic conditions
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome
  • Whiplash
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Pain control in cancer

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Gynecological disorders:

  • Menstrual pain
  • Menstrual irregularity
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Infertility
  • Hot flashes, night sweats
  • Morning sickness

Mood disorders:

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Gastrointestinal disorders:

  • Nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy or surgery
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Chronic infections of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)

Respiratory disorders:

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic coughs

Nervous system disorders:

  • Stroke recovery
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Parkinsonism
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Peripheral neuropathy

Chronic debilitating disorders:

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Lyme disease