Neurologic and Musculoskeletal Disorders

The nervous system is the complex system responsible for regulation and coordination and controls the musculoskeletal system, smooth muscle, and kinesthetic information. Neurological disorders are a result of an issue within the nervous system. Using acupuncture to treat neurological conditions combines certain types of acupuncture with western medical knowledge.

The musculoskeletal system’s main functions are support and mobility, and the joints are the foundation of movements in our bodies. The joints in our body are all interconnected, and the movement of one joint affects all other joints, like a chain reaction. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) take this reciprocal relationship into account, rather than focusing on a singular joint, which might be the point of origin of one’s pain.

Acupuncture and TCM use a holistic, whole-body approach to health. In contrast to seeking relief from medications, acupuncture and TCM use natural and safe methods to target the underlying cause(s) specific to the issue you are facing. There are several factors that contribute to and play a key role in the root cause(s) of each specific disorder. Eliza Mellen-Smith Acupuncture performs a comprehensive physical exam using both western and eastern diagnostic criteria to determine how and why your body’s Qi is out of balance. This determination allows Eliza to create a specific treatment plan that is unique to the individual. In addition to acupuncture treatments, Eliza may suggest herbal remedies and supplements designed to boost your health and immune system. For more information, look at our page on Sports Injury and Pain.

Eliza Mellen-Smith Acupuncture is experienced in treating the following neurologic and musculoskeletal disorders:
  • Headache and Migraine
  • Trigeminal Neuralgias
  • Facial Palsy (early stage, i.e., within 3-6 months)
  • Pareses Following a Stroke
  • Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Sequelae of Poliomyelitis (early stage, i.e., within 6 months)
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction
  • Nocturnal Enuresis (bedwetting)
  • Intercostal Neuralgia
  • Cervicobrachial Syndrome
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Back and Knee Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Sports Injuries and Pains