Questions & Answers About Acupuncture
Information for Patients

Dr. Mudrak is a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, and is a Diplomate in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology as certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Q: What is acupuncture?
A: Acupuncture is one of the modalities of Oriental medicine. Although what is called acupuncture is the West comprises several different therapies (such as moxibustion and cupping), mostly it consists of the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points shown to be effective in the treatment of specific health problems. These points have been mapped by the Chinese over a period of two thousand years, and there are more than a thousand known acupoints. In the past three decades, electromagnetic research has confirmed the existence and location of these points.

Q: What problems can be treated by acupuncture?
A: The World Health Organization recognizes acupunture’s effectiveness for over 40 common disorders, such as:
1) Ear, Nose & Throat Disorders
Toothaches, earaches, sinusitis, rhinitis, laryngitis
2) Respiratory Disorders
Colds & flues, bronchitis, asthma, allergies, emphysema
3) Gastrointestinal Disorders
Food allergies, nausea, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, ulcers, colitis
4) Circulatory Disorders
Hypertension, high cholesterol, arteriosclerosis, angina pertoris
5) Urogenital Disorders
Cystitis, stress incontinence, neurogenic bladder, prostatitis, prostatic hypertrophy
6) Gynecological Disorders
Menstral irregularity, endometriosis, PMS, infertility, menopausal syndrome
7) Musculoskeletal Disorders
Tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, TMJ, sciatica, low back pain, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia