Practitioner, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, Seattle, WA

Adjunct Faculty/Lecturer, Northwestern Health Sciences University,

Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine,

Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine,

Clinic Supervisor, Bastyr University

Graduate student, Asian Languages and Literature, Univ of WA

        Professional Curriculum Vitae (CV)

The Office of Dr. John Aguilar, Jr.

The list below refers to general conditions for which I have

had great clinical success. However, it should be

understood that treatments, themselves, are always

geared toward the patient - their unique presentation and

life - and not the disease.

  • Pain (of all types, chronic and acute, to include


  • Women's Health
  • Mental/Emotional
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation

I am in-network with Cigna, Aetna, Premera, Regence, Group Health PPO, United Healthcare, Triwest (finalizing contract - please contact to confirm status).

Disease for which acupuncture has been proved— through controlled trials—to be an effective treatment, include: 

  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy 
  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever) 
  • Biliary colic 
  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke) 
  • Dysentery, acute bacillary 
  • Dysmenorrhoea, primary 
  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders) 
  • Headache 
  • Hypertension, essential 
  • Hypotension, primary 
  • Induction of labour 
  • Knee pain 
  • Leukopenia 
  • Low back pain 
  • Malposition of fetus, correction of 
  • Morning sickness 
  • Nausea and vomiting 
  • Neck pain 
  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction) 
  • Periarthritis of shoulder 
  • Postoperative pain 
  • Renal colic 
  • Rheumatoid arthritis 
  • Sciatica 
  • Sprain 
  • Stroke 
  • Tennis elbow 

Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed include:

  • Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm) 
  • Acne vulgaris 
  • Alcohol dependence and detoxification 
  • Bell’s palsy 
  • Bronchial asthma 
  • Cancer pain 
  • Cardiac neurosis 
  • Cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation 
  • Cholelithiasis 
  • Competition stress syndrome 
  • Craniocerebral injury, closed 
  • Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent 
  • Earache 
  • Epidemic haemorrhagic fever 
  • Epistaxis, simple (without generalized or local disease) 
  • Eye pain due to subconjunctival injection 
  • Female infertility 
  • Facial spasm 
  • Female urethral syndrome 
  • Fibromyalgia and fasciitis 
  • Gastrokinetic disturbance 
  • Gouty arthritis 
  • Hepatitis B virus carrier status 
  • Herpes zoster (human (alpha) herpesvirus 
  • Hyperlipaemia 
  • Hypo-ovarianism 
  • Insomnia 
  • Labour pain 
  • Lactation, deficiency 
  • Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic 
  • Ménière disease 
  • Neuralgia, post-herpetic 
  • Neurodermatitis 
  • Obesity 
  • Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence 
  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Pain due to endoscopic examination 
  • Pain in thromboangiitis obliterans 
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein–Leventhal syndrome) 
  • Postextubation in children 
  • Postoperative convalescence 
  • Premenstrual syndrome 
  • Prostatitis, chronic 
  • Pruritus 
  • Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome 
  • Raynaud syndrome, primary 
  • Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection 
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy 
  • Retention of urine, traumatic 
  • Schizophrenia 
  • Sialism, drug-induced 
  • Sjögren syndrome 
  • Sore throat (including tonsillitis) 
  • Spine pain, acute 
  • Stiff neck 
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction 
  • Tietze syndrome 
  • Tobacco dependence 
  • Tourette syndrome 
  • Ulcerative colitis, chronic 
  • Urolithiasis 
  • Vascular dementia 
  • Whooping cough (pertussis)

Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which there are only individual controlled trials reporting some therapeutic effects, but for which acupuncture is worth trying because treatment by conventional and other therapies is difficult (according to the World Health Organization): 

  • Chloasma Choroidopathy, central serous 
  • Colour blindness 
  • Deafness 
  • Hypophrenia 
  • Irritable colon syndrome 
  • Neuropathic bladder in spinal cord injury 
  • Pulmonary heart disease, chronic 
  • Small airway obstruction