Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture provides a systemic & internal rebalancing approach for the patient's body & organs, according to the traditional Chinese principles of “chi”. This manipulates the flow of internal energy, along the meridians, enabling the acupuncturist to smooth and correct energy flow and the yin-yang state of the body.

Re-balancing “chi” levels & energy flow, enable many chronic, internal, and systemic ailments to be addressed. Unlike Western medicine, acupuncture focuses on diagnosis, health & treatment of the patient as a whole; treating not the symptom, but the underlying condition.

Applicability
Where indicated, acupuncture offers a low-impact and minimally invasive approach to treatment. This takes a systemic understanding of diagnosis & health, and – where indicated – can offer effective treatment of the condition, with significantly lower comparative risk. (cf. drug toxicity, surgical outcome).

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) note in their 1997 consensus statement, the relative safety of acupuncture compared to certain other medical interventions; and that there is sufficient evidence to expand its use, and encourage further studies. [1]

The World Health Organisation recognises that acupuncture is effective for over 40 diseases and syndromes. Though acupuncture is not necessarily a cure for all medical problems, it has been demonstrated and documented as to effectiveness in treating the following conditions.

RESPIRATORY
Asthma, Pleurisy, Bronchitis, and Emphysema.
SKIN DISORDERS
Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis and painful scars.
EAR, NOSE and THROAT
Common cold, Influenza, Tinnitus, Nerve deafness, Meniere’s disease, Eye problems, Sinusitis and loss of smell.
GASTROINTESTINAL
Hyperacidity, Nausea, Ulcers, Colitis, Constipation, Spastic colon, Diarrhoea and Haemorrhoids.
CARDIOVASCULAR
High and low blood pressure, Angina Pectoris, Palpitations and cold extremities.
NEUROLOGICAL
Headaches (Migraine and Tension types), Tic, Tremors, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Bell’s Palsy, Shingles, Sciatica, Post-Stroke syndrome, General neuralgias and numbness.
METABOLIC
Chronic Fatigue syndrome, Adrenal insufficiency, Hormonal irregularities.
PSYCHOLOGICAL
Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia and Nervous Tension.
MISCELLANEOUS
Obesity, Smoking and addictions, Allergies such as Hayfever.
MUSCULOSKELETAL
Arthritis (All types), Tendinitis, Bursitis, Low Back pain, Shoulder/Neck pain and stiffness, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel syndrome, Repetitive Strain injury, Injuries of knee and ankle. Most sports injuries.
PREGNANCY
Morning Sickness, Heartburn, Elevated blood pressure, Oedema, Lower Back pain, preparation for labour.
GYNAECOLOGICAL and UROGENITAL
Cystitis, Prostatitis, Bedwetting, Menstrual Disorders including P.M.T., Infertility, Anaesthesia in childbirth.