Acupuncture is used to treat both acute and chronic conditions including gastrointestinal, urogenital, respiratory, gynecological and circulatory disorders, nervous system conditions, emotional and psychological disorders and musculoskeletal pain.
Acupuncture is a true ‘Traditional Medicine’, with the wealth of experience tested and proven in practice over a 2,500-year period attesting to a wide range of diseases and conditions that can be effectively treated with this approach.
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) recognizes the health benefits of Acupuncture.
WHO's report on Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials provided clinical evidential results that Acupuncture is effective in treating over 43 conditions. Acknowledgement was also recognized that other diseases, disease symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown.
The following is a partial list of the conditions treated effectively by Acupuncture:
Emotional and Psychological Disorders: Depression, anxiety, insomnia, panic attacks, chronic fatigue, stress reduction, behavioural disorders, nervousness, neurosis, and schizophrenia.
Chronic & Acute Pain: Injuries, headaches (including migraines), dental pain, postoperative pain, Facial pain (including cranio-mandibular disorders), cancer pain.
Musculoskeletal Disorders: Sports injuries, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gouty arthritis, Hypo-ovarianism back pain, lower back pain, muscle cramping, muscle pain, muscle weakness, neck pain, stiff neck, sciatica, sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee Pain, frozen shoulder, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, postoperative pain, tendonitis, tennis elbow, whiplash injuries.
Neurological Disorders: Dizziness/Vertigo, Bell's palsy & trigeminal neuralgia, post stroke recovery, movement disorders, headaches, migraines, postoperative pain, stroke, Bell’s palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, peripheral neuropathy, nocturnal enuresis, intercostal neuralgia.
Circulatory – Heart Disorders: Hypertension, primary hypotension, blood pressure regulation, cardiac neurosis.
Respiratory Disorders: Colds and flu, sore throat, laryngitis, pharyngitis, asthma, allergies, bronchitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis, acute rhinitis, Allergic rhinitis, including hay fever.
Gastrointestinal Disorders: Gastritis, heartburn, hyperacidity, food allergies, ulcers, irritable bowel, colitis, ulcerative colitis, constipation, diarrhoea, acute bacillary dysentery, peptic ulcer, colic, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, morning sickness, Cholecystitis (inflammation of the gall bladder), Cholelithiasis (gallstones).
Urinary Disorders: Cystitis, renal colic, recurrent lower urinary-tract infection, and retention of urine.
Ear, Eye & Dental Disorders: Tinnitus, earache, Meniere's disease, eye problems, cataracts, poor vision, toothache, gingivitis.
Reproductive / Gynaecological Disorders;
Female Sexual Dysfunction/Infertility: Menstrual Disorders; menstrual cramps, dysmenorrhoea (painful menstruation), premenstrual syndrome (PMS), irregular or heavy periods, infertility, hypo-ovarianism, polycystic ovary syndrome, fibroids, low libido, menopausal symptoms
Pregnancy / Birth / Post Natal /Lactation: Morning sickness, correction of malposition of foetus (breeched presentation), induction of labour, labour pain, lactation deficiency.
Male Sexual Dysfunction/Infertility: Male sexual dysfunction, prostatitis, and prostate problems, low libido, ejaculatory dysfunction, and deficient sperm production.
Immune Enhancing: Recurrent infections, low vitality, AIDS/HIV-related conditions, Fatigue, Immune System Deficiencies, immune system tonification.
Addictions: Addictions to drugs, nicotine, alcohol etc.
Alcohol dependence and detoxification, opium, cocaine and heroin dependence.
- Weight loss and eating disorders
- Cosmetic Facial rejuvenation
- Nausea from chemo or radiation
- Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
- Chemotherapy and radiation support
- Athletic performance
- Adrenal fatigue
- Diabetes mellitus (non-insulin-dependent)
Chinese auricular acupuncture/acupressure also known as Auriculo Therapy is a time-honoured treatment recorded in China’s earliest medical work. Specific acupuncture points on the external auricle (ear) are used to relieve various medical disorders of the body and have been used in traditionally for 4000 years.
This modality has the same treatment benefits as whole body acupuncture. The acu points found on the auricle is stimulated to bring up the ‘Qi’ (Chi) and establish harmony back to the body.
“Dis-harmony = Dis-ease”
Auriculo Therapy (Auricular Acupuncture) can also be done by the use of electro-needling, seed-pressure, subcutaneous needling, hydro needling, laser needling etc. Auriculo Therapy is a safe and effective treatment. In my clinic I use the Stimulus Pro to achieve optimum results. It is quick and painless!