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Friendswood Massage & Acupuncture Clinic

311 W. Edgewood Drive
Friendswood, TX 77546

Clinic hours of operation by appointment

Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Sunday & Monday: Closed


Acupuncture is one branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has been used for millennia to treat various illnesses, injuries, and serve as a preventative by promoting overall health and well-being. There are more than 2,000 acupoints on the human body, which are connected to the 20 meridians (pathways) conducting qi/chi (energy) between the various organ systems. Each acupoint has a different effect on the qi/chi that passes through it. The insertion of very fine, sterile, single-use needles into the body at specific acupoints restores and balances the body's qi/chi (energy) and promotes self healing. 

Electro-acupuncture is occasionally used in conjunction with other TCM methods for treatment of certain conditions. As with traditional acupuncture, needles are inserted at specific acupoints on the body. The needles are then attached by small clips to a device that generates electrical pulses. Two needles are connected a time allowing the impulses to pass from one acupoint to the other. Several pairs of needles can be stimulated simultaneously as needed. Electro-acupuncture is especially useful in treating conditions where there is an accumulation of qi, such as in chronic pain conditions.

The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture for the treatment of about four dozen common conditions including, but not limited to:

  • Neurological and muscular conditions including headaches, arthritis, tendinitis, sciatica, neuralgia, insomnia, dizziness, carpel tunnel syndrome, and back and neck pain. The use of acupuncture to treat both acute and chronic pain has been studied extensively. Modern research has shown that acupuncture techniques work by directly treating various pain generators in the musculoskeletal system, modifying nerve activity and increasing the body's own natural ability to relieve pain and inflammation. Acupuncture also reduces muscle spasms thereby increasing mobility making it a particularly effective treatment for joint discomfort and disorders.

  • Respiratory conditions including emphysema, sinusitis, bronchitis, asthma and seasonal allergies. Controlled studies have shown acupuncture to be more effective at treating allergic rhinitis (hay fever) than antihistamine drugs.

  • Circulatory conditions such as hypertension, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis and anemia.

  • Gastric conditions including both acute and chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer, gastrointestinal spasm, food allergies, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, indigestion, and vomiting. There has been extensive research on the effect of acupuncture on the digestive system, with data showing its influence on the physiology of the gastrointestinal tract.

  • Urinary, menstrual and reproductive conditions, including but not limited to, PMS, dymenorrhea (painful periods), irregular periods, heavy bleeding, scant bleeding, hot flashes, and/or night sweats.

  • Emotional and psychological conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression, and addiction (alcohol, smoking, sugar, chocolate, drugs, etc.). The effect of acupuncture on depression has been documented repeatedly in controlled studies and shown to be comparable to prescription drugs in some patients.

  • Acupuncture can also treat non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (type 2 diabetes) with some studies showing the results comparable to some medications.