Common Conditions which can benefit from

Great acclaim in the treatment of pain and mood disorders has resulted in acupuncture
being approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for the treatment of over 70

WHO (2003) published a report (
Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on
Clinical Trials), which states acupuncture has advantage over western drugs in that it is
non-toxic; acupuncture is comparable to morphine preparations in its effectiveness
against chronic pain without the adverse effects of morphine such as dependency.

  • Pain: sports injury, muscle and joint pains, stiffness and immobility, arthritis,
    osteoporosis, cancer-related pain, menstrual cramps and low back pain, tennis
    elbow, neck/shoulder pain, sciatic and hip pain, weak/stiff/painful knees and
    ankles, heel bursitis, plantar faciitis, fallen arches (of the feet),
    migraine/headache, cervical spondalopathy, cervical spondylosis, TGN
    (trigeminal neuralgia) and TMJ (temperomandibular joint) pain, toothache, jaw
    ache, jaw clenching and teeth grinding.

  • Mind/ mood/ energy: panic, phobia, anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia,
    restlessness and agitation, diabetes, metabolic disorder, excess body weight and
    obesity, thyroid problems, eating disorders, ME/Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS),
    fibromyalgia, substance/alcohol/smoking addictions and withdrawal.

  • Blood and Circulation: hypertension, oedema, swelling and puffiness of the
    limbs, blood-pressure problems, angina, pain in the chest, COAD/COPD, heart
    palpitations and varicose veins.

  • Chest/ allergies/ immunity: asthma, bronchitis, hay-fever, tonsillitis, common
    cold and chemotherapy/radiotherapy-related weakened immunity.

  • Gynaecological: all aspects of pre-natal, peri-natal and post-natal care,
    morning sickness, anaemia, induction for delayed labour, heavy/painful periods,
    PMS, menopausal symptoms, PCOS (poly-cystic ovary syndrome), infertility,
    supporting IVF and fertility treatments.

  • Skin: stretch marks, dryness, warts, verucas, acne, eczema and psoriasis.

  • Digestion: abdominal pain/bloating/indigestion, constipation/diarrhoea, irritable
    bowel (IBS), nausea and vomiting: morning sickness, travel sickness and

  • Neurological: Bell's palsy, TIA and stroke, post-surgical pain and recovery,

Also, while TCM does not claim to cure it can be useful to manage discomfort of, and
also be of great comfort for chronic illnesses such as Cancer, Parkinson’s, Multiple
Sclerosis (MS) and Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

Prevention is Better than Cure

Possibly the worst kept secret of acupuncture and Chinese medicine theory is that you
don't have to be "sick" to benefit. In the East, acupuncture and other Chinese medicine
treatments are used when you are well, to care for, promote and to maintain health and
there are many ways to take advantage of this.
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How we maintain health in absence of disease and discomfort is up to each of us as
individuals. Maintaining health and balance is a lifetime's work as we are constantly
being influenced not only by external environmental factors but also by internal
physiological and emotional factors. While individual susceptibility is unique, allowing
imbalance and discomfort to continue uncorrected can eventually result in dis-ease and
therefore the question is not if or when we will get ill but rather how quickly we recover
and how bad do we have let health deteriorate before we seek to remedy it?

* For any questions you may have concerning the uses of Acupuncture and any of the
above conditions, please
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