Acupuncture is a form of ancient Chinese medicine which is the stimulation of specific point along the skin of the body involving various methods such as the application of heat, pressure, or laser or penetration of thin needles.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has formally acknowledged that acupuncture is effective treatment for the following problems:

  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
  • Biliary colic
  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
  • Dysentery, acute bacillary
  • Dysmenorrhoea, primary
  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
  • Headache
  • Hypertension, essential
  • Hypotension, primary
  • Induction of labour
  • Knee pain
  • Leukopenia
  • Low back pain
  • Malposition of fetus, correction of
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
  • Periarthritis of shoulder
  • Postoperative pain
  • Renal colic
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprain
  • Stroke
  • Tennis elbow

There are further issues that acupuncture has been shown to have positive effects on, but the WHO recommends that further study is needed before endorsements can be made. We have had experience with many clients with a variety of ailments who have told us they feel better after series of acupuncture and herbs.