Conditions Improved by Acupuncture Treatment

Tam Duc’s expert acupuncture doctors and trigger point needling specialists, improve the symptoms of many illnesses. Please inquire about your specific condition at our Tam Duc Traditional Medical Clinic in Saigon.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that can cause some of the vertebrae in your spine to fuse together. Early symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis may include pain and stiffness in your lower back and hips, especially in the morning and after periods of inactivity.

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal Disorders or MSDs are injuries and disorders that affect the human body’s movement or musculoskeletal system (i.e. muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, discs, blood vessels, etc.). Many are caused by repetitive movements, forceful exertions and sustained awkward positions.

Back Pain

Acupuncture is slowly becoming a first line therapy in Western countries for reducing chronic back pain because of it’s many benefits, along with the horrible tragedy of the Opioid crisis. The efficacy of the latest research proves that this ancient medical procedure if effective.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that results in a chronic, systemic inflammatory disorder that may affect many tissues and organs, but principally attacks flexibility in joints. It affects 25% of people. It can be painful and if not adequately treated, loss of mobility can be severe.

Facial Paralysis

Hospital researchers find acupuncture effective for the treatment of facial paralysis. Across multiple hospital investigations, researchers document effective acupuncture protocols that yield significant positive patient outcomes for facial paralysis patients.

Carpal Tunnel

Various tests confirm that acupuncture combined with moxibustion improves electrophysiological peripheral nerve responses and repairs peripheral nerve tissues for patients with carpal tunnel syndrome In addition, the researchers recorded significant pain relief.


While acupuncture cannot heal the structural issues of the lower back, a large proportion of our patients with sciatica have responded quite well to acupuncture, both for acute pain relief, and also for help with managing and resolving their condition over time.


Lumbago can be caused by damage to the lumbar muscles, adhesion of muscles and ligaments or joints; or by retrograde pathological changes of the spinal vertebrae complicated by lumbar impairment, rupture of the fibrous ring of the lumbar vertebrae and protrusion of pulpiform nucleus that press on the nerves.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a condition in which the shoulder is stiff, painful, and has limited range of motion. Acupuncture can eliminate these trigger points, wiping out frozen shoulder for good and offering people an alternative to the common — yet usually only temporarily effective — protocol of pain killers, cortisone shots, and surgery.

Knee Joint Pain

Because your knees play such a key role in your everyday activities, keeping them healthy is vitally important to your overall quality of life. Acupuncture and Trigger Point Needling can greatly decrease pain in your knee joints and surrounding muscles.

Stiff Neck Pain

Acupuncture relieves neck pain and improves range of motion more effectively than many NSAIDs; short and long term improvement rather than the masking effect of medicine.


Acupuncture is often used in treating a number of respiratory disorders such as acute or chronic rhinitis, sinusitis, the common cold, tonsillitis, bronchitis, asthma and COPD or emphysema.

Stop Smoking

Quitting smoking is one of the hardest things you will ever do, so you’ll need all the tools available to successfully quit the smoking habit. Acupuncture is a very effective tool in helping break the addiction cycle.

Weight Loss

Properly administered by a qualified acupuncturist, acupuncture helps some people lose weight. Naturally, eating properly and adding certain herbal combinations speed up the weight loss process.

Pain Management

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), a number of studies suggest that acupuncture works particularly well on chronic pain such as back and neck pain; osteoarthritis / knee pain, headaches and Fibromyalgia.


Acupuncture can increase fertility by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs and balancing the endocrine system, according to several studies and medical research. Acupuncture infertility treatments can improve the chances of conception.

Women’s Health

The approach to Gynecology by Chinese medicine, offers the ability to pick up early signs of disharmony, and even it out without the need for surgery or strong medication. Acupuncture research shows it helps to regulate menstrual cycle, reduce painful or heavy periods, as well as lesson Hormonal imbalances, mood swings, ease menopause symptoms and much more.

Insomnia & Migraines

Not getting the proper amount of deep sleep has been shown to cause many health and mental problems as well. Insomnia is a common problem which can be helped with Acupuncture.

Migraines and Tension Headaches also lead to dis-ease. Acupuncture and a natural, traditional Medical approach, offers relief from this nagging and sometimes debilitating condition.