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:
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.
Sprained ankles and knees, cartilage problems, corking and tearing of muscles, torn ligaments and bruises.
Stroke, migraine, headache, insomnia, nervous tension, facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia, bell’s palsy, Meniere’s disease, vertigo, tinnitus.
Bronchial asthma, acute and chronic bronchitis, acute tonsillitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, hay fever, chronic cough, laryngitis, sore throat, cold and flu
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.
Cystitis, prostatitis, low sexual vitality, urinary retention, kidney disorders, nocturnal enuresis, and neurogenic bladder dysfunction.
Eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, nerve rash, herpes zoster (shingles), acne, scar tissue, hair loss and dandruff.
Visual disorders, red, sore, itchy or watery eyes, conjunctivitis, simple cataracts, myopia in children, and central retinitis.