Conditions which can be treated with acupuncture

Because Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is a complete health care system, there is very little that does not benefit from a course of acupuncture, herbal medicine or a combination of both. Very often it is possible to combine the best of both East and West and use the acupuncture or Chinese Herbs in association with treatment provided by a GP or other health care provider.

The following list is based on recommendations from the World Health Organisation.

Musculo-skeletal - lower back pain, joint sprains, muscle strain, sciatica, arthritis, sporting injuries, sports performance or enhancement.

Respiratory conditions
- sinus problems, hay fever, common cold or flu, asthma, bronchitis.

Gastrointestinal disorders
- constipation, diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, haemorrhoids, heartburn and reflux.

- angina, palpitations, high or low blood pressure.

Womens' Health
- irregular or painful periods, some fertility disorders, premenstrual difficulties, menopausal symptoms.

- morning sickness, breech baby, heartburn, elevated blood pressure, oedema, lower back pain, preparation for labour.

Mens' Health
- some fertility disorders, prostate problems, erectile dysfunction

- headaches including migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, shingles, meniere’s disease, tinnitus, Bell’s palsy, post-stroke syndrome, insomnia, excessive dreaming.

Metabolic disorders
- chronic fatigue syndrome, adrenal insufficiency, hormonal irregularities

Urological disorders
- urinary tract infections, nocturia, bed wetting

Psychological disorders
- post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, smoking/drug addiction.

Skin disorders
- acne, psoriasis, eczema, scarring