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Welcome to Aitkin Acupuncture!

You've come to the right place if you'd like help with health challenges that either don't respond well to western medical treatments, or if you're looking for a more wholistic approach. Acupuncture is amazing! Combine that with a foundation of nutrition and lifestyle choices, and you've got some of the best ingredients for powerful healing and transformation. 

What Acupuncture Can Address

Acupuncture is used to relieve pain, improve digestion, ease symptoms of disease, balance mood, improve sleep, improve stress tolerance, increase fertility, and for overall health and wellness.  It is one of the oldest continually practiced medical modalities in the world--you could say it is the original HEALTH care!

The World Health Organization (WHO) has documented dozens of conditions that have been shown in controlled clinical trials to be effectively treated with acupuncture. That said, all practitioners have their strengths and specialities.

Below are the conditions for which I tend to get really good clinical results:


  • Headaches and migraines
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee, leg, ankle and foot pain
  • Hip pain
  • Elbow and wrist pain
  • Muscle pain

Reproductive Issues

  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Difficult or irregular periods
  • Infertility

Digestive Issues

  • Chronic loose stools or constipation

Mental and Emotional Well-being

  • Stress
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Poor sleep / insomnia


  • 'Weird' symptoms that don't fall into a western diagnostic definition
  • Syndrome type diagnosis 

Other Conditions

Below are the conditions for which I have gotten more mixed clinical results. What does this mean? Some of my patients with these conditions have improved A LOT, and some patient results have been less remarkable.

  • Neck pain
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Hand pain/stiffness
  • Postoperative pain
  • Advanced digestive disorders
  • Morning sickness (pregnancy)
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia (chronic shingles)
  • Neuropathies

I do not have a lot of experience with treating patients undergoing chemotherapy, nor do I specialize in smoking cessation or weight loss.  

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Legal Disclaimer: Treatment outcomes are not guaranteed, and will vary by person. The information provided on this website is for educational purposes only; it does not offer medical advice. Potentially serious disorders should always be examined and diagnosed first by a licensed medical doctor.  


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