What can acupuncture treat?

An increasing weight of evidence from Western scientific research is demonstrating the effectiveness of acupuncture for treating a wide variety of conditions. From a biomedical viewpoint, acupuncture is believed to stimulate the nervous system, influencing the production of the body’s communication substances – hormones and neurotransmitters. The resulting biochemical changes activate the body’s self-regulating homeostatic systems, stimulating its natural healing abilities and promoting physical and emotional wellbeing.

Here is a list of some of the conditions listed by The World Health organisation as having been shown in controlled trials to be proven to be effective-

  • Adverse reactions to Chemotherapy Radiotherapy
  • Allergic Rhinitis –Hay fever
  • Depression,
  • Dysmennohrea – Period pain
  • Facial pain
  • Headache
  • Induction of labour
  • Knee pain
  • Lower backpain
  • morning sickness
  • nausea and vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • Pain in dentistry
  • Post operative pain
  • Renal Colic
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprain
  • Tennis elbow