What Conditions Can Acupuncture Treat?

Acupuncture works by activating the body's innate capacity to heal itself, making it beneficial for many health conditions. The World Health Organization (WHO) has documented a variety of symptoms, diseases and conditions that, in controlled clinical trials,  were effectively treated with acupuncture. Below are some common conditions I treat in my Santa Rosa and Forestville offices, but please feel free to call me about your specific health condition. 

There are times of stress, ill health and life changes when we need support both physically and emotionally to get through these circumstances. These times can be an opportunity to reassess our lives and find ways to go beyond the limits of old patterns. I like to see people who are interested in exploring how their response to stressful events, either in the past or present, may be affecting their physical and emotional health and well-being. Acupuncture allows a shift towards health and vitality to be achieved.

Mental & Emotional Well-being

  • Stress        
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Personal growth and healing
  • Support through cancer and other difficult diagnoses
  • Grief and bereavement


  • Muscle pain
  • Back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Leg, ankle and foot pain
  • Arm, wrist and hand pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Jaw pain (TMJ)
  • Dental pain
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Postoperative pain

Digestive Issues & Nausea

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Chronic indigestion
  • Chronic loose stools or constipation
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting

Reproductive & Women's health

  • Infertility
  • Increased efficacy of in vitro fertilization (IVF)
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Menstrual pain

Respiratory Complaints

  • Sinusitis
  • Allergies


Sonoma County Acupuncturist
Katherine Pearce, L.Ac.
(707) 481-1635

Offices in Santa Rosa & Forestville

With awareness in the mind and relaxation in the body comes the untangling of stress and unhealthy patterns of thought and action leading to aliveness, health, creativity, and a developing sense of meaning and growth. Many people experience a deepening of relationships with others and themselves.