Conditions Treated

Acupuncture has been used to treat an extensive variety of health conditions for thousands of years. The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed over 30 conditions that can be effectively treated by acupuncture. Clinical studies in China and in the west show that many more conditions may benefit from acupuncture.

These disorders include:

Musculoskeletal

Osteoarthritis, sciatica, lumbago, weak back, low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, tenosynovitis, tendonitis, bursitis, shoulder and neck pain, “frozen shoulder”, and “tennis elbow”, plantar fasciitis – heal pain, carpel tunnel, RSI, CRPS – Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

Gynaecology and fertility

Premenstrual tension, painful, heavy or irregular, or the absence of periods, abnormal uterine bleeding or discharge, hormonal disturbances, disorders associated with menopause, prolapse of the uterus or bladder, infertility, and morning sickness.

Psycho – emotional

Depression, phobias, emotional disturbances, anxiety, panic attacks, nervousness and addictions such as smoking.

Sports injuries

Sprained ankles and knees, cartilage problems, corking and tearing of muscles, torn ligaments and bruises.

Neurology

Stroke, migraine, headache, insomnia, nervous tension, facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia, bell’s palsy, Meniere’s disease, vertigo, tinnitus.

Respiratory

Bronchial asthma, acute and chronic bronchitis, acute tonsillitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, hay fever, chronic cough, laryngitis, sore throat, cold and flu

Digestive

Toothache, post-extraction pain, gingivitis, mouth ulcers, hiccough, spasms of the oesophagus, gastric and duodenal ulcers, gastric hyper-acidity, gastritis, heartburn, hiatus hernia syndrome, flatulence, paralytic ileus, colitis, diarrhoea, constipation, haemorrhoids, liver and gall bladder disorders, and weight control.

Urogenital

Cystitis, prostatitis, low sexual vitality, urinary retention, kidney disorders, nocturnal enuresis, and neurogenic bladder dysfunction.

Dermatology

Eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, nerve rash, herpes zoster (shingles), acne, scar tissue, hair loss and dandruff.

Optometry

Visual disorders, red, sore, itchy or watery eyes, conjunctivitis, simple cataracts, myopia in children, and central retinitis.