Acupuncture for uncommon and rare diseases
Acupuncture & Natural Medicine                             Dr. Peng in Bethesda, Maryland           
301 340 8444
It often happens that patient with uncommon or rare diseases come to see acupuncturist after
exhausting existing methods, seeking more therapeutic tools to improve the effectiveness. Core
functions of acupuncture are inhibiting inflammation, reduction of pain, and gradually returning nerve
functions or slowing down the neural degenerative damage. With the limitation of medications on rare
diseases or uncommon situation, acupuncture is a worthy option to consider for further improvement
of existing treatment if its symptoms fit into the core functions of acupuncture. There are a number of
conditions and diseases have been treated with acupuncture. Most of them are for symptoms relief.

Following are some example cases:

Persistent lyme disease
Sickle cell disease
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
Cortico-basal degeneration
Multiple systems atrophy
Primary lateral sclerosis
Alopecia areata (circatricial alopecia
Osgood-Schlatter’s syndrome
Mixed tissue disease
Pigmented villanodular synovitis (PVNS)
Urinary incontinence (post-surgic)
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)
Blepharospasm (hemifacial spasm)