Friday, June 9, 2017

Top 10 Reasons People Seek Acupuncture Help

Since we opened in 2014, we have seen close to 700 patients. Out of curiosity, I tallied up their reasons for seeking acupuncture help as indicated on their initial patient intake information. Here are the top 10 reasons why people try acupuncture:

1. Back Pain (201)

Back Pain is the number one reason by a large margin. With conditions ranging from herniated discs to muscular tension.

2. Neck / Shoulder Pain (103)

Neck and shoulder issues are often intertwined. Sometimes overlapped with back pain or even jaw pain or headache.

3. Anxiety / Stress / Depression (101)

Inability to relax seems to be a sweeping issue. In many cased related to headache, weight issue, or even mood swing when attempt to quit smoking.

4. Migraine / Headache (65)

Many people suffer from condition ranging from chronic migraine to tension headache.

5. Hip / Sciatic Pain (51)

6. Knee / Leg Pain (51)

7. Weight Issue (46)

8. Digestive / Gastro-Intestinal Issue (38)

Ranging from Irritable Bowel Syndrome to acid reflux. Some seek to improve their digestive function of wheat or lactose.

9. Foot Pain (37)

Common source of foot pain is Plantar Fasciitis.

10. Allergy / Congestion / Sinus (36)

People seek relief from conditions ranging from seasonal allergy to chronic sinus condition.

The list goes on and some of the reasons might surprise you. The rest of the tally are as followed:


11. General Aches and Pain (33)
12. Fatigue (29)
13. Gynecological / Reproductive Issue (24)
14. General Wellness (23)
14. Arm Pain (23)
15. Cold / Numb / Tingling in Extremities (22)
16. Jaw / Mouth Pain (17)
16. Sleep Issue (17)
17. Wrist Pain (15)
18. Hand Pain (13)
18. General Joint Pain (13)
18. Blood Pressure (13)
19. Quit Smoking (12)
19. Ankle Pain (12)
19. Dermatological Issue (12)
19. Gland / Hormonal Issue (12)
20. Dizziness / Balance Issue (10)
20. Elbow Pain (10)
21. Cognitive Issue (9)
22. Respiratory Issue (8)
22. Post-Cancer Healing (8)
23. Feeling of Heat (7)
24. Curiosity (6)
25. Post-Surgery Healing (5)
25. Ringing in the Ear (5)
26. Urinary Issue (4)
26. Eye Discomfort (4)
26. Edema (4)
27. Bells Palsy (3)
28. Diabetes (2)
28. Light and Sound Sensitivity (2)
29. Hiccup (1)
29. Facial Rejuvenation (1)
29. Auto-Immune Issue (1)
29. Hearing Issue (1)

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