Jefferson University Hospitals

Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Program

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Acupuncture is one of the most widely used complementary therapies in the United States. In its purest form, it is used in the context of a complete healing arts system known as Oriental medicine, which originated from ancient Chinese medicine. A primary principle of Oriental medicine is the balance of the body's energy or "life force," and acupuncture is the leading technique for accomplishing that goal.

There is growing evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture and other related modalities for treating a wide range of ailments. Housed within the Jefferson-Marcus Institute of Integrative Health, our Program is led by Jingduan Yang, MD, a licensed physician and fifth generation traditional Oriental medicine practitioner.

Acupuncture is Used to Treat Many Conditions

Jefferson's Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Program consists of a highly experienced team that works with the primary clinical programs to treat a variety of issues, including nerve and muscle pain, osteoarthritis, stress, chronic fatigue, chemotherapy-induced nausea, painful menstrual cycles, bladder problems, recurrent sinusitis, headaches, depression, anxiety, insomnia and chemical dependence.

Some of the specific issues we can help you with include:

  • Pain (e.g., headaches, back, neck, joints, etc.)
  • Cancer care (e.g., symptom management, side effects of chemotherapy, etc.)
  • Chronic health complaints that have not fully responded to other approaches
  • Chronic Lyme disease
  • Fertility support
  • Stress relief and emotional health
  • Substance dependence
  • Smoking cessation
  • Women's health
  • Weight control

Make an Appointment for Acupuncture

Please call 215-955-2221 to make your first appointment for a comprehensive Oriental medicine evaluation.