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UH Connor Whole Health


University Hospitals Connor Whole Health offers acupuncture as an evidence-based treatment for patients suffering from a variety of medical conditions. The acupuncturists at UH Connor use this ancient technique to treat both acute and chronic pain, including lower back pain, neck pain, joint pain, and headaches and migraines.

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Conditions Treated By Acupuncture

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommend acupuncture for the treatment of chronic pain and over 40 other conditions, including:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • Chemo-induced nausea and vomiting, and side effects of cancer treatment
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Dental pain
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache and migraine
  • Infertility
  • Low back pain
  • Musculoskeletal issues
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Women’s health issues

Why Choose UH?

There are many benefits to having acupuncture performed within a hospital setting such as University Hospitals. Our acupuncturists are all licensed and highly trained, and work collaboratively with a patient’s primary care physician or specialists to ensure they are getting appropriate care for their condition, both through Traditional Chinese Medicine and western medicine practices. This holistic approach to health and wellness is one of the hallmarks of our integrative medicine program.

UH Connor Whole Health is committed to being a care partner for patients, and can coordinate care of complex patients with other specialties within the UH system. In choosing UH for acupuncture, our practitioners can help you prioritize the cornerstones of optimal health: diet, lifestyle, sleep, emotions and relationships.

About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a treatment used to address not only pain, but a wide variety of disease conditions through the stimulation of certain body points using hair-thin, sterile, disposable needles.

When acupuncture needles stimulate the body, various changes happen including increased blood flow, regulation of the nervous system, decreased pain sensitivity, and improved emotional well-being (via chemicals in the brain).

Acupuncture research has been growing in recent years proving effectiveness for over 45 conditions, as well as safety and cost-effectiveness when performed by a qualified provided.

In our current opioid epidemic, many patients and providers are choosing non-medication treatment options, like acupuncture, to address pain.

What to Expect

When you meet with an acupuncturist at UH, you will first discuss your health history and address the symptoms or conditions you are hoping to address with your acupuncture treatment. Your acupuncturist will give you a physical assessment before beginning your session. While you lay or sit comfortably, your practitioner will gently place the fine, flexible needles at identified acupoints. The needles should cause little or no discomfort. You will then relax while the needles stimulate the various areas of your body. The needles will remain in place for up to 30 minutes before your acupuncturist removes them.

You may feel relief from your symptoms within a few hours or days. Some symptoms may take a few treatments before they improve.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Research on Acupuncture

The use of acupuncture is supported by a wide body of research that looks at its effectiveness in treating many conditions and symptoms. These include lymphedema, depression, headaches, chronic pain, nausea, infertility and much more.

Meet the Team

Meet the licensed acupuncturists at UH Connor Whole Health.