As an natural form of alternative therapy, acupuncture has the following benefits:

  • drug-free pain relief
  • applied to a wide range of acute and chronic ailments
  • deal with the underlying cause of disease and illness as well as the symptoms in Chinese medicine theory
  • provides an holistic approach, linking body, mind and emotions
  • assists in the prevention of recurrence as well as the maintenance of general well-being

The World Health Organisation lists a wide variety of diseases or disorders for which acupuncture therapy has been tested in controlled clinical trials:

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

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.

Cardiovascular - angina, palpitations, high or low blood pressure.

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

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

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

Neurological - 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.