Whether you have a chronic pain condition or are dealing with infertility, a local acupuncturist can help. Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old Chinese medicine technique that uses thin needles inserted into various points of the body. People with inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, Lyme disease, enteropathic arthritis, gout and ankylosing spondylitis may benefit from working with a local acupuncturist. Some of the other conditions a local acupuncturist can treat include insomnia, depression, back and neck pain, nausea, anxiety, menstrual cramps and migraines. Your local acupuncturist can work with your other healthcare providers such as your local nutritionist or registered dietitian (to help you eat anti-inflammatory foods), family physician, local orthopedic surgeon, cardiologist or psychologist. This will ensure you have a comprehensive treatment and healing plan that’s right for you. If you have an inflammatory condition such as vasculitis or arthritis and think acupuncture might benefit you, talk to your local rheumatologist or local family physician.